Repairs begin on famous Brazil statue | Brazil News | Al Jazeera

Repairs begin on famous Brazil statue

The 92-year-old monument, called "Christ the redeemer," was damaged when it was struck by lightening last week.

    Restoration experts have started repairs on Brazil's 92-year-old "Christ the redeemer" monument. The famous statue's right thumb was chipped and its right middle finger was damaged by lightning during a storm last week. More than 30 workers have been assigned to fix the statue, which took nearly a decade to build and is made from reinforced concrete. Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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