One of the many classic stone faces on Easter Island, the island in the southwest Pacific Ocean west of South America, has now been destroyed. This sad incident happened as a car cut down the monument after the brakes of the vehicle, according to the driver, broke.
Camil Rapu, spokesman for the Easter Island’s population says that this is not acceptable. “What has happened is disrespectful and we will take legal action”, he says.
There are still many stone faces left intact on the island though, as there are a total of around 1,000 of these stone monuments on Easter Island. They are all at least 500 years old, many of them much older than that.