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 One of Genoese fortress towers collapsed in occupied Crimea. PHOTOS

Part of the ancient tower of the Genoese fortress located in the Crimean city of Sudak collapsed.

The incident occurred in the night of Nov. 16, Censor.NET reports citing local newspaper QHA.

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According to local media, the lack of care for the monument of universal importance caused the incident.

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"The restoration work as well as assessment of the condition of the fortress has not been carried out. The new authorities are building hotel rooms and toilets in the territory of the ancient monument. The negligent attitude to the sight has led to its destruction," the newspaper writes.

The occupation authorities haven't provided an official comment on the incident.

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