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Girls gather at the entrance of a makeshift house where they lived with their parents since the 25 April 2015 earthquake hit Saurpani-4 village. Being so close to the epicentre, and lodged on a steep hillside, the village was extremely hard hit. 42 people were killed and 22 injured while less than 10 of about 1000 houses remain standing.  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.