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Authorities evacuate homes near melting glacier in Italian Alps

Christian Fernsby ▼ | August 7, 2020
Italian authorities evacuated homes and closed roads in the Aosta Valley Thursday amid concerns that portions of the Mont Blanc glacier could break apart.
Planpincieux Glacier
Aosta   Planpincieux Glacier
At least 65 people, most tourists, were evacuated in the hamlet of Val Ferret beneath the Planpincieux Glacier in Grandes Jorasses Park.

Topics: Italian

Glacier experts from the Safe Mountains Foundation warned that 500,000 cubic meters of ice are in danger of breaking off. Mont Blanc is the highest peak in the Alps at 15,748 feet.