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Landslide buries home on southern Tuscan mountain

Three escape, another extracted alive after 2-hr effort

12 February, 13:11
Landslide buries home on southern Tuscan mountain (ANSA) - Grosseto, February 12 - A landslide buried a home early Wednesday on the southern Tuscan mountain of Monte Amiata.

Three people managed to escape before the impact, and one person was extracted alive from the rubble by firefighters. The injured victim is reported to be in good condition, but with a broken ankle.

The landslide in the area, which is geologically identified as a lava dome, is believed to have been caused by the unusual amount of rain that has fallen over much of Italy in recent weeks.

The two-story house was inhabited by two couples. A survivor on the ground floor reported that she was woken by a loud noise and managed to flee, but did not have time to warn her partner, who was sleeping.

It took firefighters two hours to free her partner from the mud, rocks, dirt and a portion of wall.