Source: News Corp Australia
As the death toll passes 4000 you would think selfies would be far from people’s minds. But people are flocking to the devastated scenes in the country’s capital, Kathmandu, posing and smiling for photographs in front of wreckage and rubble. The famous Dharahara Tower, a treasured landmark of Kathmandu that was built in the 1800s and recognised as a UNESCO historical monument has become a popular selfie site according to the Associated Press. Source: AP It is thought many tourists died in the tower and were buried underneath its rubble. Pawan Thapa, a 21-year-old business student helping with the recovery effort toldAP: “This is earthquake tourism. This is not right,” he said. “They are more interested in clicking their selfies than understanding that it is a tragedy.” The quake registered a magnitude of 7.8, bringing destruction to Kathmandu and surrounding areas and triggering an avalanche on Mount Everest killing at least 18 climbers and leaving dozens more stranded. The AP says it was thought many of the selfieoffenders were locals rather than tourists, capturing the devastation of their city.
offenders were locals rather than tourists, capturing the devastation of their city.