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Himalayan earthquake survivors evacuated

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Rescued villagers react as a rescue helicopter takes off at the Mangan helipad in Mangan, about 70 km from Gangtok capital of Sikkim state, northeast India,on Sept. 21. The death toll from a Himalayan quake crossed 100 as rescuers reached some remote areas of India's north-eastern Sikkim.

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People sift through the rubble of a church, which was destroyed by Sunday's 6.9 magnitude earthquake, at Rangrang village north of the northeastern Indian city of Gangtok September 20. Air Force helicopters flew rescue workers to a remote Himalayan region on Tuesday in search of survivors of a strong earthquake that killed dozens of people in India, Nepal and the Chinese region of Tibet. Most of the casualties were near the epicentre of Sunday's 6.9 magnitude quake that bucked roads and knocked down houses in the sparsely populated India state of Sikkim, popular with trekkers for its Buddhist monasteries and spectacular trekking.

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Dead bodies of the earth quake victims being being transported on a helicopter at the Mangan helipad in Mangan, about 70 km from Gangtok capital of Sikkim state, northeast India, on September 21.

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Two men look at debris of a church which was completely destroyed in a recent earthquake on the outskirts of Mangan, about 70km away from Gangtok city, the capital of Sikkim state, northeast India, on September 21. The death toll from a Himalayan quake crossed 100 as rescuers reached some remote areas of India's north-eastern Sikkim.

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