Horrified residents of Kfarnabrakh, Chouf evacuated their homes after a landslide

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Horrified Residents of the town of Kfarnabrakh in the Chouf region evacuated their homes Monday after a landslide hit the outskirts of the town .

“Very dangerous landslides have occurred in the outskirts of the Chouf town of Kfarnabrakh above the towns of Wadi al-Sitt and al-Fowara,” National News Agency reported.

The landslide took place on Monday afternoon.

Residents took to Twitter to publish photos of the landslide.
The mayor of Kfarnabrakh Bahij el Dalghan said the situation has stabilized but is still not safe and threatens the lives of some people.”

This is not the first time Kfarnabrakh witnesses a landslide . 3 years ago a somewhat similar landslide resulted in the closure of the main road above the towns of Brih and wadi el Sitt . This prompted the ministry of public works to build a wall to prevent the falling rocks from reaching all towns below Kfarnabrakh . The wall did help today but was reportedly damaged as a result of the falling rocks

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15 responses to “Horrified residents of Kfarnabrakh, Chouf evacuated their homes after a landslide”

  1. arzatna1 Avatar

    This must have been a horrifying scene for the residents of the villages below Kfarnabrakh

    1. Hind Abyad Avatar
      Hind Abyad

      I’ve seen houses with people living inside.

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar

        My friends in Tripoli could be living in one of the burned-out homes – the concrete is still there … but ‘authority’ boarded it, put a lock on a door, and won’t allow women to go in there to save their lives. The other house was flattened … won’t let the owner put a tent on the property.
        ‘YOU FEMALES … JUST GO AWAY!’ … But if one has a male adult, any abandoned house is liveable … after all. A flat spot could be built in that one to cook on …

        1. Hind Abyad Avatar
          Hind Abyad

          Can’t understand this it’s like the middle ages, the inquisition..what about some fighting in court?

          1. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Far as I know, the lawyer threw his hands in the air. (or needed a lot more american$)

          2. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad
          3. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Yes. Excellence.
            You realize by now I am talking about a totally traumatised group who do not function well mentally any more. Without one sane person actually helping and leading them back to some sort of normalcy, there is no hope. This cannot be done from the distance. Yet there is no ‘pro-bono’ for anything …. not that I can see in Lebanon. Refugees do better.
            I am working on another avenue … if it ever works, you will know. Promise.
            Actually, in Toronto, ‘street people’ do better.
            (and I may not be ‘in time’ …)

          4. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            Church in Lebanon have some power on the government..here Melkite, Armenian, Coptic and other communities helped immigrants from ME.

          5. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Not as much power as the religionists may like to think …

          6. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            Church is independent if it want’s to aid.

          7. 5thDrawer Avatar

            not so much ‘if’ … avenues are not without obstacles … shhhhhh …
            I’m off to sleep … cheers.

  2. Hannibal Avatar

    This the result of deforestation… Loubnan el akhdar Loubnaaaan…
    It is more like grey now from sea to mountain.

    1. Hind Abyad Avatar
      Hind Abyad

      It brakes my hearth. Is the government illiterate?
      Deforestation on Mountain slopes should be FORBIDDEN
      We have seen so many examples of tragedies elsewhere in the world.
      Lebanon is a mountain, who’s making money on deforestation?
      http://www.worldwildlife.org/threats/deforestation

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar

        Began when they wanted boats 4000 years ago …

    2. 5thDrawer Avatar

      The many annual little earthquakes don’t help much either.

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