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31 Jul 2020 | 09:20 PM UTC

France: Fatal landslide in Pyrénées-Atlantiques department July 31

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Landslide in Pyrénées-Atlantiques department (Nouvelle-Aquitaine region) kills one and injures three on July 31; residual disruption expected in the area over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/31/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/1/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Pyrénées-Atlantiques

Event

One person died and three others were injured after a landslide occurred in Pyrénées-Atlantiques department (Nouvelle-Aquitaine region) on Friday, July 31. The incident took place at around 15:00 (local time) in the Kakuetta gorges, a popular tourist area. The landslide has been linked to a storm the previous evening, combined with high temperatures on Friday. Relief operations were ongoing as of Friday evening and the gorge has been closed until further notice.

Residual disruption is expected in the vicinity of the gorge over the near term as relief operations continue.

Advice

Individuals in Pyrénées-Atlantiques department are advised to monitor the situation, monitor local weather reports, avoid landslide-prone areas, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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