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Huge statue of first Chinese emperor falls

SAMAA | - Posted: Apr 10, 2018 | Last Updated: 4 years ago
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Posted: Apr 10, 2018 | Last Updated: 4 years ago


BEIJING: A strong gale-force wind has toppled a giant statue of China’s first emperor Qin Shi Huang and flattened its face at a popular tourist site in eastern Shandong province.

The 19-meter (62-foot) bronze replica of the monarch — who was the first to unify warring factions in China and established the Qin dynasty (221-206 BC) -– was blown out of its pedestal on Friday.

Cranes were immediately called in to pick up the statue, which weighs about six tonnes, according to the state-run People’s Daily newspaper.

Photographs showed the structure was hollow, with metal bars inside.

The monument was built in 2005 to attract visitors to a local tourist resort. -AFP

 

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