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Swiss glacier collapses, after hundreds evacuated

03:25 EDT 10 Sep 2017 | Yahoo News

Swiss glacier collapses, after hundreds evacuatedPart of the Swiss alpine glacier Trift in the country's south collapsed Sunday, but caused no damage or casualties and residents evacuated from the area can return home, police in Valais canton said. The lower part of the glacier collapsed early Sunday but did not reach the houses, allowing residents to return and for a local road to reopen, though hiking trails remain closed, police said in a statement. Geologists had recently noticed significant movement along the "tongue" of the Trift glacier, up to 130 centimetres (50 inches) in a single day, local authorities said.


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