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A seriously injured in a landslide near Canigou, in the Pyrénées-Orientales

2022-08-07T16:07:09.288Z

A landslide caused a serious injury on Sunday during a running race in the Canigou massif (Pyrénées-Orientales), we learned...



A landslide caused a serious injury on Sunday during a running race in the Canigou massif (Pyrénées-Orientales), we learned from the prefecture.

This man was transported “

in absolute urgency

” by helicopter to the Perpignan hospital center for treatment, while four other people were injured more slightly, indicates the same source.

"

A very big landslide

" took place at the end of the race, when there were only 20 riders left out of the 750 entered in this "

Canigo Championship

", explain the organizers.

The accident occurred at 11:40 a.m., 20 minutes before the scheduled closure of this emblematic peak in the region, which rises to 2,785 m.

"

The helicopter intervened within half an hour

," they point out.

Beforehand, the organization claims to have “

purged

” the route taken by the runners, removing the unstable stones which could have been there.

"

An investigation is underway

," said the prefecture of Pyrénées-Orientales.

Source: lefigaro

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