Rains cause Pompeii tomb to collapse

Published on March 12th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

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Damaged tomb wall in Pompeii

Damaged tomb wall in Pompeii

Heavy rains in the ancient city of Pompeii have led to the collapse of a tomb wall in the necropolis of Porta Nocera.

Officials said the wall of a tomb about 1.7 metres high and 3.5 metres long collapsed in the necropolis of Porta Nocera in the early hours of Sunday.

That followed a smaller collapse on Saturday of part of an arch supporting the Temple of Venus.

Heavy rains were cited as the immediate cause.

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Story: Reuters | Photo: Mario Laporta/AFP/Getty Images

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