[IN IMAGES] Saguenay: a house washed away during a major landslide

A landslide occurred Monday evening in Saguenay, in the La Baie borough, taking away a residence.

[IN IMAGES] Saguenay: a house washed away during a major landslide

A landslide occurred Monday evening in Saguenay, in the La Baie borough, taking away a residence.

Fortunately, the building was not occupied. It had been evacuated, along with two other houses, as a preventive measure about 2 months ago because worrying cracks had been detected in the embankment behind it.

The house swept away tonight was the one in the middle of the three buildings evacuated.

The City had installed a concrete wall to protect the neighbors and this wall was of great importance Monday evening because it stopped the building. No one was hurt.

Emergency services are on site. Other residences could be evacuated in the coming hours.

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