Two arrested for opening a hole in the Great Wall of China to make way for heavy machinery

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Chinese police have arrested two people for causing serious damage to a section of the Great Wall by opening a hole in its structure so that heavy machinery could pass through, state television CCTV reported today.

The alleged perpetrators, identified by their surnames Zheng and Wang, are two construction workers who, according to the police investigation, used an excavator to open a large hole in one of the sections of the wall in the central province of Shanxi in order to to facilitate the passage of your machinery.

The detainees damaged the structure to "avoid having to make a detour"

The incident occurred on August 24 in the section called 32which is part of the 21,196 kilometers of the Great Wall built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and which owes its name to its status as the 32nd guard post located in the territory of Youyu County.

The police received a report about the incident and went to the scene, where they found evidence that the wall had been destroyed by a heavy machine.

After tracking them down, the agents located the two alleged perpetrators in a neighboring town and took them to the police station for questioning, after which they confessed to having damaged the structure "to avoid having to make a detour."

Chinese police have arrested two people for causing serious damage to a section of the Great Wall of China

Youyu Public Security Bureau

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