A section of the Great Wall is collapsed after an earthquake in the northwest of the country

A section of two meters from the Great Wall of China collapsed as a result of the earthquake of 6.9 degrees on Richter's open scale that shook the northwest of

A section of the Great Wall is collapsed after an earthquake in the northwest of the country

A section of two meters from the Great Wall of China collapsed as a result of the earthquake of 6.9 degrees on Richter's open scale that shook the northwest of the country last Saturday, official media reported today.

The demolished section dates from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and is located in the province of Gansu, 114 kilometers from the place where the Epicenter of Tremor was located, collects the Global Times State newspaper.

The area has been provisionally secured and have already begun the reconstruction and restoration tasks, add the medium.

The tremor that made China's most emblematic monument collapse occurred last Saturday at 01.45 local time (17.45 GMT on Friday) in an area of "dispersed population" of Qinghai's remote province, which with just less than 6 Millions of inhabitants is one of less populations in the country.

Apart from the collapse of the wall, the collapse of stables and damage in more than 200 homes, the earthquake did not cause significant material losses and nor mortal victims.

A total of nine people were injured, of which eight had already been discharged the next day, and another 65 were temporarily relocated.

The Great Wall, UNESCO World Heritage Since 1987, is formed by what is only numerous disconnected sections built by small States to defend themselves from the invasions from the North.

It was the self-proclaimed China's first emperor, Qin Shi (221-210 A. C.) who decided to join them, connecting a stretch of thousands of kilometers that prevented the Hordes Mongolian from archers on horseback an easy access to the Empire.

Updated Date: 11 January 2022, 02:34

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