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Site of Nepal's Palace Massacre to be Demolished

on 2001/7/2 9:48:02 ( 1460 reads )


KATHMANDU, NEPAL, July 2, 2001: The building at the Narayanhity Royal Palace in Kathmandu, the site of the June one massacre, is to be demolished, a newspaper reported on Monday. Nepalese Queen Mother Ratna has ordered the building be demolished as it constantly reminds her of the horrendous event, the Naya Sadak newspaper wrote. The building was Crown Prince Dipendra's residence in the palace complex. Nepal's popular King Birendra and Queen Aishwarya were among 10 people killed in the massacre reportedly carried out by Crown Prince Dipendra. After shooting nine people, Prince Dipendra turned the gun on himself, committing suicide. Queen Mother Ratna was one of the survivors of the massacre. Work to pull down the building, called the "Tribhuvan Sadan" in Nepalese, will begin this week, the newspaper said quoting its source at the royal palace.

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