Tourist dies after falling off the Great Wall of China

Posted on November 11, 2013 • Filed under: China, Tourist Dies

According to, a Shanghai tourist died in a fall from the Simatai section of the Great Wall in Beijing on Saturday during a hiking trip, Beijing police said yesterday. According to media reports, the group undertook the hike despite being told by a forest ranger that conditions were unsafe. The 45-year-old woman, surnamed Dai, slipped and fell down a 400-meter cliff while descending a steep section of the wall, said a team leader surnamed Yang. Her hand may have slipped, and loose brickwork may also have been a factor, Yang said. Read article

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