Massive Landslide Decimates A 300-Year-Old Barn In Italy

Landslide Alert

An enormous boulder plunged from a height 2,624 feet and plowed through a 300-year-old barn in a small town in northern Italy on Jan. 21, destroying and leveling it. A piece of a mountain detached from a cliff, turning into several boulders that measured between 3,000 and 4,000 cubic meters.

The house attached to the barn in the town of Ronchi di Termeno (Tramin) of was also hit by another boulder, but wasn’t majorly damaged. Luckily, no one was injured or killed by the landslide, but the tenants of the house, the Trebo family, were forced to evacuate, according to local news reports.

A Facebook page has been set up for donations for the Trebo family. The manager of the estate, Baron Philipp von Hohenbühel, told South Tirol News that the landslide caused millions in damage.

A Italy-based marketing firm led by Markus Hell shot a video of the smashed house with a Team Black Sheep Discovery Pro drone, Hell told Mashable. Hell said they found out about the landslide when a friend’s mother, who lived nearby, called.

Below, take a look at some of the most incredible shots from the drone.


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