Bulgaria's Krushuna Waterfalls to Remain Closed for Tourists Over Winter SeasonTourism | December 1, 2015, Tuesday // 10:12| views
The Krushuna waterfalls. File photo
The Krushuna waterfalls, located near the Bulgarian town of Letnitsa in the region of Lovech, will remain closed for tourists over the winter season.
The waterfalls were the site of a tragic incident in the beginning of November as a rockfall led to the death of two tourists – a Bulgarian woman and a British man.
A geological survey conducted by specialists from Sofia University shows that the rockfall could not have been predicted or prevented.
According to them, the rockfall was caused due to the cracks in the rock, the heterogeneous composition of the rock and the presence of water in it.
The area remains risky as there is danger of new rockfalls occurring, but these are difficult to predict.
Surveys conducted at two other locations showed that the cracks were characteristic not just for the area of the incident, with evidence suggesting rockfalls had taken place in the past.
The mayor of Letnitsa municipality said that the natural site will remain closed for tourists over the winter season.
A new safer natural trail will be developed with the help of engineers-geologists, which will be at a distance from all kinds of rocks.
The new path, which will be made of ecological and lasting materials, will not be as attractive, with its focus being on safety.
Funding for its construction will be allocated from the municipal budget, with external financing to be sought as well.
The Krushuna waterfalls are expected to reopen for visitors in April next year, Darik radio informs.
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