Mon, 25 April 2022
Kathmandu, April 25: The seventh memorial day of the Gorkha earthquake is being observed across the country with various programmes.
On 25 April 2015, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit the country with its epicentre in Gorkha's Barpak.
The disaster killed approximately 9,000 people and injured over 22,000 others. It damaged over 800,000 private houses and 1500 cultural heritages. Districts including Gorkha, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Kavrepalanchok, Sindhupalchok, Dolakha, Ramechhap, Nuwakot, Dhading, Rasuwa, Makawanpur, Sindhuli and Okhaldhunga—were affected the most by the quake.
Observation of the quake on memorial day aims to make people aware of earthquake safety, it has been said. Rising Nepal