Torrential rains within the Heibei province of Northern China has resulted in humongous flooding, consequentially resulting in the fall of a portion of China’s Great Wall at Dajingmen.
According to sources, the Chinese authorities are now working on the site in order to restore the collapsed area of the wall. The fallen portion is reported to be around 118 feet. Authorities have also enforced relevant augmentation of others risky areas that were prone to collapse as a result of the rains.
The Chinese Great Wall has only been kept up in particular areas where tourist traffic runs high. There are many areas of the Wall that are being left isolated without any renovation work. Those sections usually serve as village playground or a source of stones to rebuild houses and roads. Besides being vandalized, there is a threat that many other areas of the wall are susceptible to collapsing any time in the future if remedial work is not carried out.
The Dajingmen portion was constructed during the Ming dynasty reign within the 14th century. Although there are reports that hint towards the construction being initiated during the 2nd century BC.