The above information is provided by China Central Television (CCTV) Released on 4 September.
According to information from the official WeChat application account of the Huế Ngoc District Police Office, at about 4:20 on August 24 (local time), Huế Ngoc District officers said they received a report of a drum being opened on the Great Wall in Duong . Thien Ha city.
On receiving the news, the criminal investigation team immediately reached the spot. After examining marks at the scene, police initially determined that the Great Wall had been damaged due to digging with large machinery.
While patrolling the route, police learned that a 38-year-old man and a 55-year-old woman had used a shortcut to breach the Great Wall.
It is believed that the violence in the area was caused by two men from Son Tay. Photo released by Ngoc Hu District Police on August 31. Photo: Guncha
A section of the Great Wall was destroyed to create a shortcut. Photo: Guncha
At present two suspects have been detained and investigation into the case is ongoing.
Authorities said the actions of the two men caused “irreparable” damage, destroying the integrity and security of the city wall here.
according to station cnnThis area is known as the 32nd Great Wall, one of the remaining complete walls and watchtowers dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) and is listed as a provincial cultural relic.
The Great Wall was recognized as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1987.
According to the Chinese press, this is not the first time the Great Wall has been damaged. About 30% of the Great Wall has disappeared over time due to adverse natural conditions as well as people stealing bricks to build houses.
For example, in 2016, villagers in the northern area of Beijing, where the Great Wall is located, stole bricks and historical carvings to sell to tourists for 30–50 yuan (33,000 – 166,000 VND).
Not only this, many areas of the Great Wall were seriously damaged by erosion. Many walls of the city were crumbling and pieces of land were visible.
Faced with the gravely worrying condition of this historical site, the China Cultural Heritage Protection Fund has launched a campaign to raise funds to preserve the city’s damaged walls. Organizers also hope the campaign will help raise public awareness of the many threats affecting the Great Wall.