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Montserrat, Falling Rock Zone: Another Landslide On The Catalan Mountain | VIDEO

Another scare on Montserrat mountain, a new landslide forced the closure of the BP-1103 road.
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Another scare on Montserrat mountain. This Tuesday, a new landslide forced the closure of the BP-1103 road, as reported by the Catalan Traffic Service. 

This photograph shows a road closed following a rockslide on the RD 934 in Laruns, near the spanish border, on May 17, 2023. (Photo by GAIZKA IROZ / AFP) (Photo by GAIZKA IROZ/AFP via Getty Images) 

On its Twitter profile, park management of the famous Catalan mountain has published a video showing how heavy rain has caused this new landslide. This incident comes after another landslide occurred last Friday, which forced the evacuation of the monastery hotel. 

It was last Friday when the heavy rain on Montserrat caused a major landslide of water, rocks and vegetation near the hotel in the grounds of the historic Benedictine Abbey. 

According to the Meteocat weather service, nearly 30 litres/m2 of water fell in half an hour  (via other measurement systems, that’s 30mm, or 1.2 inches). 

The monastery informed the ACN news agency that the landslide had taken place behind the back wall of Hotel Abat Cisneros and that it mostly affected the kitchen area. 

The people who were in the hotel left the building and about forty people who were eating in the restaurant at the time were evacuated. 

Saturday, June 10th marked the 23rd anniversary of the Montserrat flash flood event in the year 2000 that caused the death of five people.



Produced in association with El Nacional En

Edited by Alberto Arellano and Saba Fatima

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