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Villagers evacuated by helicopter in the wake of the Indian earthquake arrive.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Altaf Qadri / Associated Press

An earthquake survivor walks in the ruins of a government building damaged in Sunday's quake.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Altaf Qadri / Associated Press

Rescuers search for bodies in the wreckage of homes after the earthquake.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STRDEL / AFP

Children gather for food distributed by Indian army personnel.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manan Vatsyayana / AFP

Members of the Indian army engineering wing help a Buddhist monk descend a landslide following Sunday's earthquake in Phengla, about 12 miles from Gangtok, in Sikkim, India. Thousands of homeless villagers in the Himalayas spent a miserable night outdoors in heavy rains after the quake.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Altaf Qadri / Associated Press

Nepalese women remove bricks of a damaged house Monday to make way for pedestrians after an earthquake of magnitude 6.8 shook Nepal, Tibet and northeastern India on Sunday night.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Niranjan Shrestha / Associated Press

Residents hold their children as they sit outdoors for safety Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIPTENDU DUTTA / AFP

People try to dig out a motorbike buried under the debris of a house.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Villagers stand outside a house Monday that developed cracks in Sunday's earthquake.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: EPA

A young Buddhist monk looks at a damaged monastery Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

An Indian girl who was injured in a building collapse during Sunday's earthquake is treated at a hospital Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anupam Nath / Associated Press

Nepalese police look for victims Monday in a house that collapsed after Sunday's earthquake.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Earthquake survivors wait at a temporary shelter Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIPTENDU DUTTA / AFP

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At least 40 people have been killed by a magnitude 6.8 earthquake that struck northeastern India, Nepal and Tibet on Sunday. Rescue efforts were hampered by rain, landslides and severed communications. Near the epicenter, in India’s northeastern Sikkim state, officials expect the death toll to rise after emergency workers reach isolated communities.

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