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24 August 2017

Switzerland landslide: Eight missing in Val Bondasca region

View of a landslide and the village Bondo in Graubünden in south-east Switzerland, 24 August 2017Image copyright
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Villages were evacuated after the landslide

Eight people are missing following a landslide in south-eastern Switzerland, police say.

The landslide on Wednesday forced the evacuation of several villages in the Val Bondasca region, officials said.

German, Austrian and Swiss citizens are among those missing, Graubünden cantonal police said in a statement.

Pictures from the scene show rocks and debris scattered across roads. A helicopter is helping in the search and rescue operation, Swiss media report.

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