Giant mudslide covers Italian village (VIDEO)
The landslide hit the commune of Bussoleno in the province of Turin on Thursday afternoon following a storm. The upper part of the village was covered by the mudslide, leaving several residences swamped with mud.
Footage shows scenes from the devastated neighborhood as rescue crews work to remove fallen branches and debris.
At least 200 people were evacuated while rescue helicopters assisted those living in damaged houses. No fatalities have been reported.
The village has been hit with several landslides since wildfires spread across the region last year. This one, however, was the most severe.
#7giu 17:20, proseguono le operazioni di soccorso e i sopralluoghi tecnici da parte delle 18 squadre #vigilidelfuoco intervenute con 21 automezzi per la frana a #Bussoleno (TO). Al momento non sono segnalate persone disperse. In atto ricognizione aerea dell’elicottero #dragovf 51 pic.twitter.com/c1nk4tOj26— Vigili del Fuoco (@emergenzavvf) June 7, 2018
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