Severe storm causes a landslide which kills 3; 2 missing in Corsica’s French Island
Search and rescue units continued their efforts on Thursday to find two hikers believed to be missing in the mountains on the French island of Corsica after it was hit by a landslide brought on by a severe storm, leaving three people dead and three others seriously injured.
Northern Corsican regional governor Alain Thirion said in an interview with France 2 radio station that two people from a group of hikers were yet to be located in the mountains.
Thirion added that in addition to the three dead, three hikers with severe wounds were transferred to a hospital Bastia, the capital of Northern Corsica, by helicopter.
The landslide struck on Wednesday afternoon, taking the mountaineers by surprise as they hiked Corsica’s famous GR20 trail.
Courtesy of laht.com