World Heritage site damaged by fire — RT World News

The stone statues on Chile’s Easter Island were “irreparably” charred, officials say

Wildfires have damaged the iconic moai stone statues on Chile’s Easter Island, known to locals as Rapa Nui. The statues built by the original inhabitants of the Pacific island 3,500km (2,175 miles) off the west coast of Chile have been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage site.

Ariki Tepano, a local official responsible for the Rapa Nui National Park, described the…

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