Two women sitting in front of one of the few houses still standing in Saurpani-4 village. Being so close to the epicentre and lodged on a steep hillside, the village was extremely hard hit by the 25 April 2015 earthquake. Less than 10 of about 1000 houses remain standing, although none of them are habitable. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Nepal (Gorkha District was the epicentre), causing widespread destruction of property and infrastructure and killing approximately 8,000 people and injuring more than 18,000. Many buildings on the UNESCO World Heritage list were also damaged or destroyed. A second earthquake, considered an aftershock, struck on 13 May 2015, causing further loss of life and property.