"Dramatic" destruction of cultural heritage in Nepal

Nepal. Photo: UNESCO Kathmandu Office /Manhart Christian

The destruction of cultural heritage in Nepal following two earthquakes in the country has been "dramatic" according to the UN cultural agency, UNESCO.

Thousands of people died in the tremors and many more were injured.

There was also widespread damage to monuments and temples.

The UN is now helping the Nepali government to assess that damage.

Isabelle Dupuis has been speaking to Christian Manhart, head of UNESCO’s office in Katmandu.

Duration: 3’31″

 

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