Saturday, November 24 2012 @ 08:13 PM UTC
Contributed by: Don Winner
Tuñón, who went to the Atlantic coast, explained that so far they have been able to determine that an underground stream has eroded the land underneath where the housing project was built, a situation that has gradually worsened due to the heavy rains that have been falling continuously since last Thursday.
The Ministry of Housing and Land Management (Miviot) reported that 23 families have been affected by the collapse of the houses.
Those affected have been relocated to local hotels and are waiting to receive an answer to solve their housing problem.
A total of 84 people were affected by this incident that took place yesterday, Friday, in the houses that were delivered six months ago by the Government.
Currently officials from Miviot, the Fire Department, and the National System of Civil Protection are conducting an inspection of the area.
According to the Miviot authorities, the people, including children, are receiving breakfast, lunch and dinner from the Government. (TVN)
Editor's Comment: There was a mudslide late yesterday, and eleven houses slid down the hill and basically sank. Miraculously, no one was killed. Several people were pulled from the rubble and taken to local hospitals to be checked for injuries.