Easter Island statues suffer 'irreparable' damage in fire

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A number of Easter Island's iconic 'Moai' stone statues suffered irreparable damage. A wildfire swept through the island earlier this week, the island's mayor said. Scientists are going to visit the island alongside park administrators to evaluate the damage. The Rano Raraku volcanic crater, which is in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, was severely damaged.
Published 2 months ago · Santiago, Chile

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