April 25 quake damages 116 heritages in historic town Bhaktapur

April 25 quake damages 116 heritages in historic town Bhaktapur

A devastating earthquake that hit the country on April 25 damaged 116 heritages in the historic town Bhaktapur. Of them, 67 were completely damaged while 49 suffered partial damages, according to Bhaktapur Municipality Executive Officer Uddab Rijal.

The building of the municipality office, temples of Rameshwor, Batsala, Narayan, Siddilaxmi , Biswaroopa , Siddiganesh , Swetbhairav, Sij Mahadev, Degaina, sattal, pati and pujari maths were among the religious property damaged by the quake.

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The reconstruction and new construction of the damaged heritages will cost over Rs 293 million, he said, underlining the need of starting the renovation soon.

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The quake has badly damaged the Durbar square, a significant heritage site included in the UNESCO world heritage list. The main premises of Taleju Temple here also witnessed damages in the disaster. RSS

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Source: Myrepublica