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Kathmandu -- a city in shock

A man stares at damaged ancient monuments in Pashupatinath, Kathmandu, on April 27. (Photo by Tom Vater)

KATHMANDU, Nepal -- Numerous aftershocks wracked Nepal's capital Kathmandu and surrounding regions into Monday, after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the region Saturday afternoon, killing more than 3,700 people and injuring at least 6,500. Many more people have been left homeless, while others are camping in the streets for fear that aftershocks could hit their residences.

     "Saturday is our holiday, so we were all at home, making food, and suddenly the electricity went out and the walls began to shake," said Ajit Rana, a resident of Kathmandu. Rana, 35, was enjoying lunch with his family at home when the devastating earthquake struck Kathmandu on Saturday. "I got my mother and father in the street and we saw cracks at the front of our house. We stayed in the street until the evening. At night we went back inside, but every time there was another aftershock, we ran back into the street," he told Nikkei Asian Review.

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