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One of Twelve Apostles collapses

Monday, July 04, 2005

One of the famous Twelve Apostles collapsed into a heap of rubble yesterday, destroying in seconds Australia's landmark.

The 70m-high limestone monolith off Great Ocean Road crumbled and today, only eight Apostles now remain. Yesterday's collapsed pillar - the second of the group, looking northwest from the main viewing platform - was lying as a forlorn pile of rubble last night just metres above sea level.

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Despite the name, there have only ever been nine apostles. Now there are eight.

The Great Ocean Road generated AUD$1 billion in tourism revenue last year, with hundreds of thousands of people driving the scenic road visiting the Twelve Apostles.

I reckon the loss of one 'Appostle' would not affect tourism to the area.
posted by Ivan Choe, 1:59 pm

2 Comments:

On the contrary, there would be more tourists going there just to see the collapsed apostle!
Seriously...!?
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 7/04/2005 03:21:00 pm

 

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