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12/05/2015 Nepal earthquake claims 9,000 lives

The earthquake was the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since 1934. Nearly 9,000 people died and 22,000 were injured. The number of deaths was reduced due to the fact that during the ground motion many people in rural areas were working outdoors. Many UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley were damaged or destroyed.

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