Rushing to the rescue

6 May 2015

Mainland search and rescue teams were quickly on the ground after last weekend's devastating earthquake in Nepal that has killed over 6,000 people, injured more than 13,000 and left large parts of the impoverished country in ruins. The team on the ground in Nepal is backed up by airlifts of emergency supplies from all over China, and has been involved in several rescues, often working in conjunction with rescue personnel from other countries. Rescuers have also been at work in Tibet, which saw casualties and damage from the quake just across the border. Photographers from Xinhua, Reuters and AFP document the efforts of the mainland teams as they deal with the aftermath of the disaster.