A man walks through the destroyed Dattatreya area of Bhaktapur. Before the earthquake Bhaktapur, the former capital of Nepal, attracted many tourists and pilgrims for its ancient temples. After the earthquake of 25 April 2015, many temples which were part of a UNESCO World Heritage site were partially destroyed. Some entire areas of the city are still blocked by rubble and there are still many dead bodies waiting to be recovered.
On 25 April 2015 a powerful earthquake of 7.8 magnitude struck central Nepal, causing widespread destruction and killing approximately 7,760 people (29 April estimate).