The Great Wall of China is destroyed to the extent that it is ``irrecoverable'' due to shortcuts taken by construction contractors, authorities arrest construction worker as suspect

Part of the Great

Wall of China, the world's longest structure and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was excavated by construction workers looking for a shortcut to a nearby construction site, making it difficult to restore it to its original state. It turned out that it had sustained significant damage. Local police have arrested two construction workers as suspects in this incident and will continue to investigate.

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The site that was found to have suffered irreparable damage is the Thirty-Second Great Wall, part of the Great Wall of China, located in Wuyu County, Shuozhou City, Shanxi Province, China. The Thirty-Two Great Walls are ruins that date back to the Ming Dynasty, which flourished from 1368 to 1644, and the borders and 'flag towers' used for military communication still exist in good condition. , is considered to have important historical value.

On August 24, 2023, local police authorities rushed to the scene after receiving a report that a hole was being dug in the Thirty-Two Great Walls, and discovered that extensive mechanical excavation had been carried out. Confirmed. Afterwards, police patrolled along the railway line and found a man and a woman working on the construction. After questioning them at the scene, they discovered that the two men had destroyed the Great Wall of China.

'Irreparable damage has been caused to the integrity of the Great Wall of China and the security of cultural heritage sites,' authorities said in a statement.

Police announced the arrest of Jeong, a 38-year-old man, and Wang, a 55-year-old woman, in connection with the incident.

According to the interrogation, the two men were contractors for a construction project underway near the 32 Great Walls, and said they used an excavator to make it easier to pass between the walls.

'The two suspects are in legal custody and the incident remains under investigation,' authorities said.

The Chinese government is putting effort into protecting the Great Wall of China, but damage is increasing due to weathering and other factors, and

National Geographic reports , ``About 50% of the original ancient structures have already disappeared. However, the remaining 30% is also collapsing.'

It has also been subject to human-induced damage, and in 2021 three tourists were detained by police and fined for graffitiing the walls of the famous Badaling Great Wall with sharp objects.

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