Earthquake in Nepal

Earthquake results in hundreds of deaths, destruction of Kathmandu World Heritage sites

Nepal was struck with one of the worst natural disasters in a generation as an earthquake struck today, resulting in the deaths of hundreds and the destruction of many homes and world heritage sites, some dating back 1,700 years. The iconic 100 feet Dharahara Tower collapsed and last collapsed during the 1934 earthquake that killed 16,000 or more people. Many of the Hindu and Buddhist temples for which the Kathmandu Valley World Heritage Site is known collapsed or experienced damage during the quake with scenes of tourists and pilgrims helping to recover people from underneath the rubble of the ancient sites. Patan Durbar Square, another World Heritage Site, also experienced the collapse of temples and buildings. Our condolences and prayers for the victims of this devastating tragedy.

[Washington Post]