WATCH: Terrifying footage of landslide on Mount Pelmo in Italy’s Dolomite Alps

WATCH: Terrifying footage of landslide on Mount Pelmo in Italy's Dolomite Alps Credit: Twitter @vigilidelfuoco

A landslide of rock and debris occurred on Mount Pelmo in Italy’s Dolomite Alps as reported on Tuesday August 9.

The landslide on Mount Pelmo in the Dolomite Alps, Italy, occurred at 7.40am on Tuesday, August 9, in the area of Forcella Val d’Arcia.

Footage of the incident has since began to circulate on social media:

“Ongoing intervention by the #vigilidelfuoco in Borca di Cadore (BL) for a landslide on Monte Pelmo: teams working to exclude the possible presence of people involved. In the clip the helicopter overflight over the area of the subsidence [#9August 12:00]”

“The rock landed on the scree below without affecting the path and without involving people passing by, while the discharges continue. Mount #Pelmo #Dolomites #8August”

 

The fire brigade and mountain rescue were reportedly mobilised following the landslide to make sure that no people were harmed during the incident.

Following the search it was discovered that there were no injuries or victims reported.

The detachment of material from Mount Pelmo occurred in the area between Staulanza Pass and Forcella Val D’Arcia, and was distinctly felt by people staying in the two mountain huts in the area, Staulanza and Città di Fiume.

No one among the holidaymakers at the two facilities had left for the day’s excursions, and no missing person report was made.

The detachment of rock and debris, still to be quantified precisely, was substantial and was accompanied by a lot of dust, as reported by Il Mattino.

The news follows reports of Mario Fiorentini, an Italian secret agent who fought against fascism during WWII dying aged 103, as reported on Tuesday, August 9.


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