Great Wall of China section crumbles after heavy rain

FILE PHOTO: A section of the Great Wall of China crumbled after heavy rains. Some believe it is because of renovations being done to the centuries-old wall.
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FILE PHOTO: A section of the Great Wall of China crumbled after heavy rains. Some believe it is because of renovations being done to the centuries-old wall.

Credit: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Credit: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Repairs to the Great Wall of China may have done more harm than good after a section of the centuries-old Wonder of the Ancient World crumbled to the ground.

The section in the Shanxi province collapsed after weeks of heavy rains saturated the region, The Daily Mail reported.

The area had been closed since July 22, but emergency repairs have started to fix the area, Express reported.

Some believe the measures used to save the Great Wall are actually leading to its destruction and are weakening the foundation of the miles-long wall.

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The area that collapsed was repaired eight years ago, Global Times reported.

The Great Wall of China stretches 21,200 kilometers, or 13,173 miles, over 15 provincial areas and is under the control of more than 600 agencies, Xinhua News Agency reported.

It was built between the third century B.C and the Ming Dynasty that ran from 1384-1644 A.D., Xinhua News Agency reported.