. The iconic Easter Island statues have been damaged in a fire, authorities say « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NPR/The famous statues on Rapa Nui — also known as Easter Island — have suffered “irreparable” damage in a fire, local authorities said.

A photo shared by the municipality of Rapa Nui on social media shows several charred statues in the aftermath of a blaze that swept through around 250 acres of an area called Rano Raraku, which includes the stone sculptures known as moai.

Rapa Nui Mayor Pedro Edmunds Paoa told the Chilean broadcaster Radio PAUTA that he believed the fire wasn’t an accident.

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