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Wind topples giant statue of China’s first emperor

This photo taken on April 7, 2018 shows a statue of China's first emperor Qin Shi Huang toppled by wind in Binzhou in China's eastern Shandong province. — AFP pic
This photo taken on April 7, 2018 shows a statue of China's first emperor Qin Shi Huang toppled by wind in Binzhou in China's eastern Shandong province. — AFP pic

BEIJING, April 10 — 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-metre 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.

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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