Balakot, North West Frontier Province (NWFP), PAKISTAN
Fifty-one-year-old Fazel Rehman lost his shoe shop in the 2005 Kashmir earthquake. Fazel comments, 'The earthquake ruined my shop. I have nothing left'. The 7.6 magnitude quake that hit the area on 8th October 2005 killed over 80,000 people. Balakot was one of the worst hit towns as it was situated close to the epicentre of the earthquake.