Home Entertainment BBQ customers destroyed the embankment, instead of using the block as a pedestal, “Never stop” The reason why the river office was furious: J-CAST News[Full text view]

BBQ customers destroyed the embankment, instead of using the block as a pedestal, “Never stop” The reason why the river office was furious: J-CAST News[Full text view]

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Under the Tosa Kuroshio Railway / Monobegawa Bridge in Nankoku City, Kochi Prefecture, there was a group who peeled off the embankment block and used it as a pedestal for barbecue. I posted a photo of.

There have been a series of barbecue etiquette violations during the summer vacation, but this time it is a vicious case with the possibility of damage to property. The office said it had provided information to the prefectural police, although it had not yet considered criminal charges.

  • Block used for barbecue pedestal (from Twitter of Kochi River National Highway Office)

  • The block was peeled off in an L shape (from Twitter of Kochi River National Highway Office)

    The block was peeled off in an L shape (from Twitter of Kochi River National Highway Office)

  • Block used for barbecue pedestal (from Twitter of Kochi River National Highway Office)
  • The block was peeled off in an L shape (from Twitter of Kochi River National Highway Office)

The garbage from the barbecue was also left alone

There is a concrete block on the grassy slope under the bridge, and a part of it is not L-shaped. And on the riverbed near it, five blocks were left behind along with the garbage left after the barbecue.

These photos were posted on August 19, 2021 on the official Twitter of the Kochi River National Highway Office.

In the tweet, some people used the block as a pedestal, saying, “The block is a part of the embankment and plays an important role in protecting the residential area from flood damage. Flood damage occurred in various places around the Monobe River. But it’s like it’s been raining. Please don’t do this. “

This post has been retweeted more than 25,000, and there are a series of voices such as “This is not really”, “The number of people with bad manners has increased recently …”, “It is better to treat it as a criminal case”. ..

The river management section of the national highway office told J-CAST News on the 20th that the staff found the block used for the barbecue around 10 o’clock on the 16th. The group was barbecuing on Saturdays and Sundays on the 14th and 15th. It is said that eight blocks had been peeled off from the slope, and it seems that the reason why the blocks were damaged in two places such as the L-shape was that they chose a place that was easy to remove.

Is the group with the blocks removed identified by a live camera or the like? Regarding this point, the River Management Division responded to the interview as follows.

The group cannot be identified because it is too far and unclear with the live camera.

“Sure, the camera is installed, but the barbecue area is far away and I couldn’t see it clearly, so I couldn’t pinpoint it. Garbage and charcoal in a plastic bag were left behind, and the owner’s name etc. I searched for it, but I didn’t find it. I didn’t receive any witness information on the day after the tweet. “

The peeled block is said to be part of a product called a block mat, in which the block is glued to the net. The mat is fixed by inserting an iron pin into the ground. If you have strength, you can peel it off by pulling the block while prying it with your bare hands. It is possible that he used a tool. The peeled block will be attached using adhesive in the future.

However, it is said that the embankment has a thick concrete revetment in the back of the ground to prevent the soil of the embankment from being scraped by the flow of the river. It is said that the mat is installed to prevent the lawn on the slope from being scraped and the ground being exposed and puncturing due to raindrops from the bridge.

The barbecue group said it could have damaged property, illegally dumped it, and violated the River Law, which destroyed river structures. However, there are many cases where there is no evidence such as fingerprints, and he says he has not yet considered filing a damage report or criminal prosecution.

At the national highway office, staff patrol the riverbed every day on weekdays, but on Saturdays and Sundays it is difficult to hire patrols, so they do not patrol. Regarding this matter, he provided information to the Nankoku police station on August 20, and the police station said that it would strengthen patrols in the future.

The abandoned garbage will be left for a while, and if the group does not remove it, it will be cleaned up at the office. The riverbed is free to use, and there are no particular restrictions on barbecue.

(Hiroyuki Noguchi, J-CAST News Editorial Department)

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