Seen From Space: Landslide in the Swiss Alps
Eight people are missing after a massive landslide in Bondo, near the Italian border in the south of Switzerland.
On Wednesday August 23rd a huge chunk broke off the side of a mountain in Bondo, in the southern Swiss Alps, at speeds of more than 250km/h. It is suspected that the resulting landslide swept away eight hikers.
A second landslide followed on Friday August 25th, causing rescuers to abandon the search for the missing people, and a third landslide on August 31st poured more rubble into the beleaguered village.
6 June 2015 | Bondo before the landslide | WorldView-3
27 August 2017 | Bondo after two landslides | WorldView-3
5 September 2017 | Bondo after three landslides | WorldView-4
European Space Imaging photographed the scene from space on August 27th and September 5th, using the very high resolution satellites WorldView-3 and WorldView-4.
It can clearly been seen that mud and rubble from the two landslides have destroyed houses and roads.
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