Otívar Rockfall

alm-otivar-rockfall-onlAt 14.10h on Wednesday the 4th, in Otívar, a huge boulder fell onto parked cars beneath, completely destroying two and damaging three others.

The incident took place not far up from the Restaurante-Bar Madera; about half way between this bar and the steep entrance for the Campiñuela housing estate.

One family had a lucky escape as they had parked their car at about 13.50h and gone into the said bar only be informed by somebody who had actually seen the boulder falling and who had run into the bar, that their car was completely flattened.

The cars that only suffered slight damage were driven to a safer parking area by their owners. However, heavy machinery was needed to remove the boulder from on top of one of the cars, which had been completely written off.

The steep rockface that runs from behind the bank up to the Campiñuela turning is notoriously unstable, which is why parts of it are pinned back. The is also a large cave, out of view from the road.

(News: Otivar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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