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Easter Island: Anger after truck crashes into sacred statue 🗿

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Lima ʻākau Lopako

Pedro Edmunds Paoa told local media that the incident had caused "incalculable" damage.

A Chilean man who lives on the island was arrested on Sunday and charged with damaging a national monument, local media report.

The platform on which the statue was mounted was also destroyed.​



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More information has been coming out; the accident is attributed to a brake failure of the truck which resulted in it sliding downhill into the statue 🗿 causing its total destruction. The driver has been arrested.