Friday, January 31, 2014

Giant boulder smashed through buildings in Italy

A 300-year-old Italian farm owned by the Servite Order of the Catholic Church is in ruins after a giant boulder dislodged in a rockfall rolled through the property.

Approximately 4000 cubic metres of rock was dislodged from a cliff face and crashed through a barn and vineyards in Tramin in northern Italy on 21 January.

After bulldozing straight through the barn, one huge boulder came to a rest close to another giant rock that had been dislodged in a previous rockslide. Another boulder stopped just feet from the main house.

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Although no one was hurt, the area has now been evacuated as geologists fear there may be a chance of further rock falls.

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