Pompeii wall collapse damage inspected by Unesco team





After a series of wall collapses at Italy's ancient city of Pompeii, a team from UN cultural organisation Unesco has arrived to examine the site.

One wall gave way on Tuesday and two more the next day, three weeks after the House of Gladiators crumbled.

Officials blamed Wednesday's wall collapses on heavy rain but Unesco says concerns have been raised about Pompeii's state of preservation.

The UN team will assess the World Heritage site for further problems.

Unesco said the three-day mission would seek to identify the reason for the collapses at the historic site, come up with possible protection measures and encourage the Italian authorities to adopt a plan for the future....


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