GC500 coast road closed after two injured by rockfall near Taurito

Image: Cabildo de Gran Canaria

The GC500 old national road along the coast between Taurito and Puerto de Mogan is closed this morning.  A 41-year-old woman and a 15-year-old were injured in the early hours of Tuesday morning on Gran Canaria’s southern coastal road, GC-500 , near the tourist resort of Taurito , in the municipality of Mogán due to a landslide as they were passing on a moped.

The two injured are reported to have suffered mild head trauma and a moderate leg trauma, according to sources at the Canary Islands Government Emergency and Security Coordinating Centre (CECOES) 112 , who received the call at 01.36 this morning.

An ambulance and another basic life support from the Canarian Emergency Service (SUC) went to the scene to attend the two wounded women who were later transfered to the Hospital San Roque Maspalomas.

Falling rocks forced the road’s closure to traffic and it was necessary for the Island Cabildo´s Highways Maintenance Service to send heavy machinery to remove the debris from the highway.

The SUC Canary Islands Emergency Service, the Civil Guard, the Local Police, Proteccion Civil, Road Maintenance and the Cabildo de Gran Canaria Emergency Consortium all took part in the operation.

Due to the incident, the road is cut off to traffic and the GC-1 highway is being recommended as an alternative.

Road closure on GC500 near Taurito
Image: Cabildo de Gran Canaria

Source:  La Provincia

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