Homes evacuated following landslide

One man injured as witness describes ‘terrifying bang’ when tonnes of rocks tumbled down hill

An entire section of hill collapsed (Photo: Facebook / Arturo Pino Ruiz)

By Richard Torné

One person was slightly injured and up to 21 homes were evacuated in a neighbourhood of Almería city following a landslide last week.

The incident happened on Wednesday (April 26) at about 10.30am in the La Chanca-Pescadería area of the provincial capital. Tonnes of rocks slid down a hill and onto nearby homes, directly affecting two properties – one of which was badly damaged.

A 57-year-old man was slightly hurt when a rock struck his ankle and two couples and their children were immediately forced to vacate their homes.

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