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Fallen rock demolishes house in Tithorea village

Δημοσίευση 21 Δεκεμβρίου 2010, 10:05 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Fallen rock demolishes house  in Tithorea village
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A house was destroyed entirely while another sustained serious damages in the village of Tithorea, central Greece, when a huge rock became detached from Parnassos mountain and fell on them.

A house was destroyed entirely while another sustained serious damages in the village of Tithorea, central Greece, when a huge rock became detached from Parnassos mountain and fell on them.

The six people in the house at the time of the incident managed to escape before the rock fell.

The incident occured a couple of minutes before nine on Sunday night. Scientists and experts are already on their way to the spot.

A similar incident occured in 1999 at the same village at the feet of Mount Parnassos. Two houses were also destroyed at that time and local authorities, after examining the area, had confirmed the necessity for emergency interventions to stabilize the rocks in order to prevent a similar incident in the future. The expert reports remained on the shelf, however, and the work was never carried out.

The damaged houses rest on the south side of the village and are right under a complex of rocks which are a constant threat for the village.