Hickhack about the culprits after the landslide in Rothrist AG
Now the community and homeowners are bickering
It was known that the slope in Rothrist AG would soon begin to slide. Despite this, masses of earth thundered down onto the main road this week, fortunately no one was injured. How could this happen?
On Tuesday there was a landslide in Rothrist AG, luckily nobody was injured.
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There were clear allegations that municipal councilor Hans Rudolf Sägesser (57) found on the day of the landslide in Rothrist AG. “This landslide came with an announcement,” he said to Blick on Tuesday. Because as early as 2022, the slope had thundered towards the road.
At that time, demands were made of the affected landowners, the FDP politician continued. The problem slope should be secured. Specifically: “We recommended laying a plastic mat so that the water does not seep into the ground.” However, nothing has happened since then. And the community’s hands were tied. At least no one was hurt now.
Reader video from Rothrist AG: This is what the road looks like after the landslide(00:33)
Owners object to the council
The landowners are not happy about the allegations from the community hall. The apartment owners of two apartment buildings above the slope are affected, but also the owners of the undeveloped hillside plots themselves.
A real estate entrepreneur who represents some of the apartment owners says to Blick: “Neither the apartment owners nor the owners of the slope were asked by the municipality to take action. That’s just not true!”
However, after the first landslide, a geological report was commissioned. And the result was clear: “The houses were neither the trigger for the landslides, nor is their stability threatened. You haven’t moved an inch.” Stabilization measures had already been taken during the construction of the building.