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Nepal earthquake of 2015, also called Gorkha earthquake struck near the city of Kathmandu on April 25, 2015. About 9,000 people were killed, more than 22,000 were injured, and about 750,000 houses in Kathmandu and other nearby towns were either damaged or destroyed in the 7.6-magnitude earthquake. Centuries-old buildings were destroyed at UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley, including some at the Kathmandu Durbar Square, the Patan Durbar Square, the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Changu Narayan Temple, the Boudhanath stupa and the Swayambhunath stupa. It was the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal–Bihar earthquake.