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Eight missing after landslide in Swiss Alps
Aug 24, 2017
By: kehinde Osunrinde

It was reported on Thursday that eight people, including German, Austrian and Swiss citizens, are missing following a landslide that forced the evacuation of a village in the Swiss Alps.

 Graubunden cantonal police said that ain the region of Val Bondasca, eight people who were said to be missing during the time of the landslide have not been found.”

The Wednesday morning landslide sent mud, rocks and dirt flooding into the village of Bondo, near the Italian border, and forced the evacuation of around 100 people, some of whom were airlifted out with helicopters.

Six of the eight were reported missing by their relatives, the police said, adding that the search for them had intensified overnight, with a Swiss army helicopter taking part.

Images showed a broad swath of farmland covered in a grey, moving mass, with mud partially engulfing some buildings.

Police said 12 farm buildings, including barns and stables, had been destroyed by the flow of debris.


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