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Swiss Village evacuated due to rockslide risk

Written by on May 14, 2023

Residents of a tiny Swiss village have all been evacuated because of the risk of an imminent rockslide.Brienz’s fewer than 100 villagers were given just 48 hours to pack what they could and abandon their homes.Even the dairy cows were loaded up for departure after geologists warned a rockfall was imminent.Two million cubic metres of rock is coming loose from the mountain above, and a rockslide could obliterate the village.The development has raised questions about the safety of some mountain communities, as global warming changes the alpine environment.



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