Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 09/19/2011

Earthquake in India, Nepal, Tibet kills more than 50 (photos)

A 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit an area in the Himalayas Sunday, killing more than 50 people and injuring hundreds in India, Nepal and Tibet. Rescue teams battled landslides, torrential monsoon rains and severed communications as they sought to find people under the rubble.
A Buddhist monk surveys the rubble where his home stood at Enchey Monastery in Gangtok, India. (STRDEL - AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

See photos of the destruction below.

In Nepal, people dig out a motorbike buried under the debris of a house. (AP)

A minaret of a Hindu temple was damaged in Siliguri, India. (Anonymous - ASSOCIATED PRESS)

What’s left of a collapsed building in Katmandu, Nepal. (Niranjan Shrestha - AP)

A man shows the cracks that developed on the walls of his house in Siliguri. (AP)

Buildings were destroyed in Katmandu. (Niranjan Shrestha - AP)

Nepalese locals and police gather to review the damage in Katmandu. (Niranjan Shrestha - AP)

Rescue workers stop near the British Embassy compound in Katmandu, where a wall collapsed, reportedly killing three. (Binod Joshi - AP)
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