Val Ferret evacuated due to alarm about glacier

Huge chunk of Planpincieux glacier could break away

(ANSA) - ROME, 06 AGO - Tourists and residents were being evacuated from the Val Ferret area near the northern town of Courmayeur on Thursday due to fears that a huge chunk of the Planpincieux glacier could break away.
    Experts fear that a mass of around 500,000 cubic metres of ice could come crashing down.
    Carabinieri and finance police, firefighters and forest rangers are on the scene.
    Over 60 people are being evacuated - around 15 locals and 50 tourists. (ANSA).


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