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'Drum tower' collapses at quake-hit Kumamoto Castle

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A tower at the historic, quake-damaged Kumamoto Castle in southern Japan — one of the country’s three premier castles and once a major tourist attraction — has collapsed, an official said Thursday.
A tower at the historic, quake-damaged Kumamoto Castle in southern Japan — one of the country’s three premier castles and once a major tourist attraction — has collapsed, an official said Thursday.
Heavy rain at the castle — originally built in 1607 during Japan’s feudal era — caused a stone wall supporting the structure to crumble.

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