Five houses in Yásica collapsed due to the constant landslides on tourist road Gregorio Luperón
PUERTO PLATA.- A total of five houses which served as a residence to the families, collapsed (Dec 29th) in Yásica Arriba, a municipal district of Puerto Plata, due to the constant landslides caused by rains. The houses were locate along the tourist road Gregorio Luperón,which connects Puerto Plata with Santiago.
The information was confirmed by Mr. Octavio Antonio Castillo, who said that when the first house sank, he went out to inform the other neighbors of the place. All the residents had to move to Gurabo, since they did not have resources to repair the houses and due to the danger this situation represented.
Castillo added that after the collapse of the houses, no government authority came to the site to help them and warned that at any moment there will continue to sink more houses, as the rains continue in this area, and more landslides occur. The Ridges that make up the Northern Cordillera its terrestrial crust is completely saturated with water.
It is pointed out that at kilometer 18 of Gregorio Luperón tourist road, whose extension is 60 kilometers from Gurabo to the town of Monte Parana in Puerto Plata, there have been new subsidence of pavement, where the Ministry of Public Works and Communication (MOPC) have only posted warnings of danger, but have not undertaken repairs of the dangerous landslides and gaps along the road they have produced lately.
Source: Puerto Plata Digital
Jan 1, 2017
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