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A rock falls on a car parked in a gas station!

A motorist who had just filled up saw his car crushed by a large rock which broke off the cliff…

The Cap d’Ail gas station was the scene of an unusual scene, which could have ended in tragedy. Indeed, a big rock fell off the mountain before coming crash into a car. Luckily, its owner was at the checkout paying at the time of the incident. There Total station is closed since last Wednesday after this incident.

The car is seriously damaged

Although no injuries are to be deplored, this accident has cast a chill over the TotalEnergies gas station located on the Moyenne corniche in Cap-d’Ail, near Monaco. Difficult to say until when it will be closed but, at present, grids indicate that the places are impossible to access. There fall of this big stone date of August 23 but the place must be secure before they can reopen to customers.

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Determine the condition of the cliff

According to witnesses, the piece of rock realized “a ricochet” before finishing its race on the car which was close to the car wash. Contacted quickly, the mayor of the town, Xavier Beck, made the decision to close the station for obvious security reasons.

The Syndicate with multiple vocation on which depends the municipality of Cap-d’Ail, which takes care of the reinforcement of the cliff at this place, was seized.

From now on, in-depth expertise must be carried out in order to avoid a drama in the future and to understand the behavior of the mountain. It will also be necessary to determine where exactly the stone comes from in order to purge all the stone blocks which present a risk around it. Due to the drought, the stone is suffering and there are many rock falls, according to experts in the sector.

For its part, TotalEnergies must submit a file to the town hall with the aim of securing, with nets and other protections, the perimeter on which the service station is located.

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