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Wall section collapses in Pompeii after heavy rain


February 19. 2013 7:52PM
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(AP) The Italian news agency ANSA says a wall at the Pompeii archeological site has collapsed following days of heavy rain.


The collapse Friday of a two-meter (six-foot) section of wall in an area closed to tourists is the latest in a series that has raised concern about the state of the cultural treasure. In 2010, a 2,000-year-old house collapsed in the ancient Roman city that was once used by gladiators to train before combat.


The Italian government and the European Commission last spring announced a project to spend 105 million ($136 million) to secure the Pompeii site.


Some 3 million people each year visit the ancient city south of Naples that was destroyed in A.D. 79 by a volcanic eruption from Mount Vesuvius.


Associated Press


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