11 Dangerous Buildings in Varna's Asparuhovo District to be Torn Down

Society | June 24, 2014, Tuesday // 17:57
Bulgaria: 11 Dangerous Buildings in Varna's Asparuhovo District to be Torn Down Varna Mayor Ivan Portnih, photo by BGNES

11 potentially dangerous buildings in the flood-hit Asparuhovo district of Varna are to be demolished, according to the Mayor of the Black Sea city, Ivan Portnih.

The Asparuhovo district of Varna reported a death toll of 12 after heavy rain and severe flooding on Thursday. The death toll may rise as one child is still missing.

Speaking Tuesday at a press conference, he said that the local authorities were aware of the fact that the demolition of these buildings would create tensions but there was no possibility for compromise.

He said that the buildings which were to be torn down were residential buildings which were dangerous due to construction flaws or due to their location which was too close to the gully.

Portnih vowed that the demolition of the dangerous buildings would start very soon.

He also announced that around 250 people were to be evacuated by force from 85 dangerous buildings in the Asparuhovo district.

The Mayor of Varna said that 60 houses had already been evacuated and the authorities were striving to find accommodation for the people living in the other buildings.

He also made clear that a warehouse had been set up for the property of the people living in the dangerous buildings.

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