Before and After Photos Show The Devastating Destruction Done To Nepal’s Landmarks After Quake

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Jessica Renae Buxbaum
The Nepal earthquake flattened many of the country's impressive landmarks.

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.  

Bhatapur Durbar Square in Bhaktapur, Nepal

Dharahara Tower

Kathmandu's Durbar Squar

Basantapur Durbar Square before and after earthquake 

Read more: Watch The Eerie Moment Hundreds Of Birds Filled The Sky As Nepal Earthquake Hit

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