World heritage site burned to the ground

A huge fire has on Wednesday evening razed the 600-year-old Shuri castle in Japan. the Fire broke out Wednesday evening around at 18: 00 Danish time, and spre

World heritage site burned to the ground

A huge fire has on Wednesday evening razed the 600-year-old Shuri castle in Japan. the Fire broke out Wednesday evening around at 18: 00 Danish time, and spre

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
31 October 2019 Thursday 20:00
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World heritage site burned to the ground

A huge fire has on Wednesday evening razed the 600-year-old Shuri castle in Japan.

the Fire broke out Wednesday evening around at 18: 00 Danish time, and spread themselves in the course of the night, writing the japanese media NHK according to the news agency dpa.

the Flames have had massive consequences, since the main building is burned to the ground, inform the local authorities.

Shuri castle is located in the city of Naha on the sydjapanske island of Okinawa.

the Castle is on the Unesco world heritage site and has been used since the 1400s.

It had great significance during the Ryukyu-kingdom that spanned over 450 years, until the kingdom was annexed by Japan in 1879, writes the news agency dpa.

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the Flames stood high in the sky throughout the night. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix.

A spokesman for the police in Okinawa say that there are not any casualties.

- We are working with to find out the cause of the fire, said spokesman Ryo Kochi to AFP news agency.

the Castle is a major tourist destination for many foreign tourists, who every year travel to Japan.

the Castle was bombarded by u.s. military aircraft in 1945 during the Second world War. It was restored in 1992.

Updated: 31.10.2019 20:00
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