The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked Nepal on Saturday has left over 100,000 homeless, over 5,057 dead — a death toll that could reach 10,000 says Nepal’s Prime Minister Sushil Koirala — and flattened many of the country’s notable landmarks.
Nepal is known for its stunning monuments, but much of the country’s cultural heritage was crumbled by last weekend’s quake. In 1979, UNESCO deemed Kathmandu Valley as World Heritage property, yet four out of the seven sites were damaged by the earthquake. The appalling images below show the mind-blowing destruction done to some of Nepal’s historic sites.
A Nepalese woman walks past a collapsed temple in Bhaktapur Durbar Square after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, pic.twitter.com/E7lDNW5Ixz— Reco LuvRonandez (@luvronandez) April 27, 2015
Kathmandu's beautiful Durbar Square, which we visited less than two years ago, now rubble. pic.twitter.com/sKyoTGRhcw— Kevin Meyer (@Kevin_Meyer) April 25, 2015