What happened in Occitanie at the weekend


A 71-year-old man has been missing since Friday afternoon January 3. Suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, the man had gone for a walk in the early afternoon in the forest at Saint-Martin-de-Londres.  A police search is being carried out.

In Toulouse on Saturday, dozens of gilets jaunes stormed the Matabiau station, and occupied tracks in support of the striking railway workers.

A pastry chef from Graulhet in the Tarn offers Galettes des Rois with broad beans like “the olden days”.  The pastry chef is doing a nod to his local heritage that he feels is sometimes forgotten.

The Hérault firefighters intervened in Frontignan for an accident between two vehicles on the RD612, level with the Dyneff station. One man died and two others were seriously injured.

On a road in the Hautes-Pyrénées, near Tarbes, on January 1, 2020, a motorist had time to immortalize a herd of wild boars crossing the road in front of his car. Fortunately, no-one was hurt.

In Cahors, tap water is still unfit for consumption.  The restriction on the consumption of tap water was extended until January 6.  Residents have not been able to consume the tap water since 30 December.

In Montpellier a fire destroyed three floors of a building in the city centre, twenty residents had to be evacuated.  The Hérault fire brigade intervened at around 8 pm on Saturday for a fire in a building on rue Castilhon in Montpellier. In total, around sixty firefighters were mobilised, several people were slightly injured.

The number of cases of people infected with the flu virus is increasing in Occitanie.  The region has been in the “pre-epidemic” phase for three weeks.

While at SNCF, the pension reform strike has died down these last few days, other professions, including lawyers, are called to join the movement on Monday, January 6, to protest against the pension reform.