Easter Island fire damages statues in Rano Raraku

Rano Raraku (Photo source: istock) A forest fire started near the Rano Raraku area, an extinct volcano (睡火山)on the eastern side of Easter Island on 4 October. The accident happened three months after the island reopened to tourism. The wildfire (野火)damaged the wetland and Moai statues(摩艾石像)in the area. Pedro Edmunds, mayor of Easter Island, said that the damage is irrecoverable(無法挽回的)as the rock begins to crack (破裂)due …Read More