‘Too many to mourn’

“They buried 12 people today. Normally you would have 200 people going to one funeral, but only 25 people went to the burials. There is nobody around to go.

“People have laid many of the bodies out on the field, they are sitting with the dead bodies because there is no one to help bury them.

“There is nobody to dig graves for these people.”

His sister Kanweez Ahmed, 47, said many people were too scared to go back inside because of the aftershocks.

“There are so many people who have lost their lives, we don’t know who to mourn. There are too many to mourn.

Zahid Bashir, their nephew, said his brother is a doctor at a local hospital, but fortunately was not working there when the building collapsed.

“He said all the doctors at the hospital are dead. There is no one to give medical help.”

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