What the Occitanie papers said on Tuesday

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Celles won't be a ghost village for much longer

The village of Celles at the side of Lac Salagou, Hérault will finally welcome new inhabitants after it was evacuated 50 years ago.  After a 50 year fight, the mayor announced that people could re-inhabit the ghost village, where one single family have lived there since 1969.

An investigation has opened after the disturbing disappearance of a young man in Toulouse.  The Toulousain, in his twenties, has not been seen or heard for more than 72 hours.

The mayor of Cers in the Hérault died of cancer last Saturday, at the age of 73 years. Gérard Gautier, born in Cers, was mayor of his commune for 36 years. In mid-August, he announced on Facebook that he was suffering from cancer and that he was “unlikely to be successful”.

The Port-la-Nouvelle police are still investigating an accident involving a car and a cyclist, where the car left the scene without stopping.  The accident happened last Thursday around 8:30, on the D611A, in Villesèque-des-Corbières.

A young tawny vulture was spotted on Tuesday near the Grand-Travers beach, Mauguio in Hérault. The large bird, apparently exhausted, landed next to one of the paths to the beach.

A new position dedicated to domestic violence has been filled at Sète police station.  15 women have been killed since January 2019 in Occitanie.

The mayor of Saint-Ybars, Ariège, Francis Boy, was injured on Monday (September 2nd).  He was called out to get involved in a family dispute, and he was stabbed in the forearm.

The A75 was closed near Montblanc, direction Béziers / Pézenas after two trucks collided, one of which was parked on the emergency lane at the time of impact.  The traffic was severely affected for several hours.

A wind farm may soon be installed on the Aspres, in the Pyrénées-Orientales.  Many residents are opposed to this project and want to take advantage of the public inquiry launched last August 26 to abandon the project.

Source: Midi Libre, France 3, l’Independant