Watch: Massive landslide on Canary Island

WATCH: Massive landslide on La Gomera, one of Spain’s Canary Islands

Videos shot by several witnesses show a landslide on La Gomera caused by a massive collapse of part of a cliff on Saturday, November 14. The cliff face collapsed into the sea, burying the access road to Araga beach and the port of Valle Gran Rey, in the municipality of Vellehermoso. The area, popular with tourists, is frequently used by caravans and other vehicles to park, and the shocking videos show many cars completely disappearing from view under the raining debris.

Two GES helicopters from the 1-1-2 Emergency and Security Coordination Centre (CECOES), Civil Guard, Local Police, Civil Protection and volunteer firefighters were on the scene, searching for any victims who may have been using the beach or become trapped in their cars.

The Red Cross Mountain Detachment Rescue team are being deployed as there are serious concerns that people may have suffered grave injuries from the falling rock.

The road between Vueltas and Argaga has been closed as parts of it are currently under a large amount of fallen rock and other debris.


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Sarah Keane

Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.


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