Dungeon dad’s Austrian home to be pulled down after becoming tourist attractionMay 2nd, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): Austrian authorities have decided to pull down dungeon dad Josef Fritzl’s house of horrors this week after becoming tourist attraction.
The house, on Ybbsstrasse in Amstetten, Austria, became a worldwide symbol of evil after it was revealed that Fritzl had kept his daughter Elisabeth trapped in a secret dungeon for 24 years.
Planning officials at Amstetten City Hall approved an application to torn down the house in a secret closed session.
And they ordered builders to fill in the basement forever to prevent the house becoming a ghoulish tourist attraction, reports the Daily Mail.
The plan also involves putting up special barriers designed to stop the demolition being filmed by the media.
Details of the scheme were leaked to the Austrian Times newspaper, even though the meeting was held in secret.
Officials had spent thousands of euros before the Fritzl story broke promoting the town for a type of pear schnapps distilled locally.
Now visitors are more likely to come to visit Fritzl’s house than to visit distilleries. (ANI)
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