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Kathmandu's Historic Dharahara Tower Reduced to Rubble

The nine-story Dharahara Tower was built by Nepal's royal rulers as a watchtower in the 1800s and a UNESCO-recognized historical monument.
/ Source: NBC News

Among the destroyed buildings in the Nepal earthquake was the nine-story Dharahara Tower, a landmark built by Nepal's royal rulers as a watchtower in the 1800s and a UNESCO-recognized historical monument. It was reduced to rubble and there were reports of people trapped underneath. The magnitude-7.8 quake was the worst to hit Nepal in eight decades and caused damage and fatalities in neighboring countries.