Landslide misery in Almeria

MISERY: New landslide in Zurgena

THE misery for homeowners and businesses in Zurgena continues.

A mud slide in the centre of the town in November 2012 caused 11 families to be re-housed by the council.

Following geology reports, work began last December to re-shape the land and prevent a similar occurrence.  After spending a reported €30,000, two days of moderate rainfall at thebeginning of this month washed away a substantial amount of the work already carried out, forcing the geologists to admit that they are back to square one.

A local businessman Seth Pittham said: “The latest we have from the authorities is that in-depth geology reports are needed as they cannot afford another debacle.

“Meanwhile it is assumed that the families who were evacuated will remain displaced, with relocation costs being covered by the town hall.

“The two businesses affected were offered alternative premises, but these were totally unsuitable and involved re-location to a neighbouring village. This leaves the businesses fending for themselves”.

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