People search for family members trapped inside collapsed houses a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Reuters

The latest figures from Nepal indicate at least 2,400 people have been killed in the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that devastated the region Saturday. The number is expected to rise as rescue workers from around the world sift through the wreckage where homes, temples and other buildings once stood.

The disaster is the worst to hit the nation in at least 80 years, with cracks exposed in streets and the earthquake triggering an avalanche on Mount Everest. Residents are also preparing for aftershocks, which could aggravate the already perilous conditions throughout the mountainous region that hinges along the border of India and Tibet.

The images that follow reflect the dire situation on the ground by highlighting the contrast between the Nepal of today and the Nepal of just days ago.

Durbar Temple
Durbar Temple, pictured before the earthquake that destroyed it the once-beautiful site. Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images
Durbar Square Temple post-earthquake
The powerful earthquake struck Nepal and sent tremors through northern India on Saturday, killing hundreds of people, toppling an historic 19th-century tower in the capital Kathmandu. Reuters/Navesh Chitrakar
Nepal aftershock
People rush for safety during a strong aftershock after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal April 26, 2015, a day after the 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed more than 2,400 people and devastated Kathmandu valley. Reuters/Adnan Abidi