a quarry collapsed in Entre-deux-Mers, taking away one house and the annex of another

It was 7:30 a.m. this Sunday, March 10, when residents of Route de la Souloire, in Nérigean, were awakened by a loud noise. The quarry has just collapsed, taking away the house above and the annex of another one next door. “We knew that he…

It was 7:30 a.m. this Sunday, March 10, when residents of Route de la Souloire, in Nérigean, were awakened by a loud noise. The quarry has just collapsed, taking away the house above and the annex of another one next door. “We knew there were risks in this home. The owner wanted to sell it in 2019, and the expertise revealed a real risk,” says Jean-Luc Lamaison, the mayor, who was called to the scene and who banned the rental of this house.

It was decided not to touch the leaning car until the strength of the approach track was checked.

It was decided not to touch the leaning car until the strength of the approach track was checked.

J.-LL

A rocking car

On Sunday morning, the municipality temporarily housed seven people, while firefighters and the Institute's career service conducted an investigation. The nearby house could be reinvested because it is not located in the quarry area. The other affected building, from which some kind of laundry was taken away, was abandoned by a tenant who took shelter with his brother.

“We asked him not to live there until deeper investigations are carried out,” says the mayor. These estimates must also consider the access path to where the car is tilted, the front wheels at the old level and the rear wheels lower. “We have to make sure he is solid. »

The collapse of the quarry also took away the annex of the terraced house, which will soon be assessed.

The collapse of the quarry also took away the annex of the terraced house, which will soon be assessed.

J.-LL

Unable to sell his house, the owner of the washed-out building asked the state for the same treatment as the four houses in Anglade, in Saint-Germain: the owners were compensated because their property had become too dangerous to live on. In vain. Since then, Nérigean's house has been empty, and the owners live in New Caledonia. “This is the only house we know of that is in such a risky situation,” informs the first judge. In Nérigean, even if there are far fewer of them than in Saint-Germain-du-Puch, about 25 houses are located on quarries, some of which are very strong and others whose stability remains unknown.

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