Tunisia's historic Kairouan walls collapse, killing three - BBC News

The stonemasons died while carrying out repairs on the Unesco World Heritage site in Tunisia.

6 hours agoShareclose panelShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingImage source, Getty ImagesThree stonemasons have died after a section of the historic walls around the Old City of Kairouan in Tunisia collapsed on Saturday.

Officials say a 30m section of the wall near the Gate of the Floggers crashed to the ground.

Two others were also injured in the accident and are said to have suffered fractures

An investigation has been opened into the accident. Authorities say it could be linked to recent heavy rain.

Moez Tria, a spokesperson for the Civil Protection Department said a perimeter had been set up to stop people from walking under part of the wall which is still at risk of further collapse.


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