August 10, 2012 12:38 pm
Heavy rains in northern China, says RT.com, “caused massive flooding, and tons of water swept down from the mountains and swept away a section of the wall at Dajingmen.” The cascade of rain punched a 36 meter wide hole in the ancient Great Wall of China.
The Telegraph adds that construction workers may also be partly responsible for the damage.
RT says that repairs are currently underway, but that “reports from experts say other fragments of the Wall, which has stood for centuries, are also in danger due to erosion and cracking.
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