Road served as a major boulder holder in Italy

This is incredible. And scary.

PHOTOS: Boulder nearly wipes out Italian farmhouse – Yahoo News.

A huge boulder unleashed by a landslide in northern Italy narrowly missed a farmhouse, destroyed a barn and came to a stop in vineyards.

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Several boulders let loose from the mountains above and cascaded down. No one was injured but the road was blocked. One of the largest boulders stopped just short of a house. And I MEAN JUST…

  2 comments for “Road served as a major boulder holder in Italy

  1. January 31, 2014 at 9:48 PM

    This is an incredible story. Can you imagine what that sounded like? Though, considering that other rocks had fallen in the same place in the past, one wonders how wise it was to build a home there.

  2. HeatherTwist
    February 1, 2014 at 2:04 AM

    It’s interesting to look at Switzerland during avalanche season too. They sometimes hit houses … the houses do tend to be located just off the avalanche path. But they’ve studied it in depth I think. Still, if you are THERE and hearing them in the distance … it’s scary.

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