A landslip in Pago de El Rescate, behind La Herradura, has damaged four cortijos and a water tank. This earth movement has caused a fissure some 159 metres long and about a metre wide.
Two cortijos were virtually demolished by the landslip, however the Councillor for the Environment, Luis Aragón, pointed out that these dwellings are not permanently inhabited; they are not their owners’ place of residence, so nobody was in them at the time.
Furthermore, this fissure did not open up all at once but has been developing over a week.
The Councillor, together with his counterpart for Urban Development, Javier García, visited the affected area together with the property owners to see first hand the extent of damage.
According to locals this earth movement has been happening over the last ten days, but in the last few days the earth movement has accelerated. In fact, it is still moving now, confirmed Councillor Aragón.
Lastly, the Councillor for Urban Development has ordered the access lane closed and the damaged buildings cordoned off as there are nobody living in Rescate at the moment.
(News: Rescate, Herradura, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)