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Switzerland landslide: At least eight missing in Val Bondasca

Eight people are missing after a landslide swept into a remote alpine valley in Switzerland.

The village of Bondo was evacuated after being hit by the torrent of boulders and mud on Wednesday.

Geologists say further landslides cannot be ruled out in the Val Bondasca region, which is popular with walkers and climbers.

The village of Bondo near the Italian border, which narrowly escaped being hit by the landslide, has been completely evacuated and will remain closed until at least Friday.

Residents were said to have fled after alarms sounded in the village. Hikers staying in mountain huts were airlifted to safety.

Several farm buildings were destroyed and pictures show the flow has engulfed homes and destroyed roads.


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