Homes evacuated over risk of Mont Blanc glacier collapse

Officials have evacuated part of an alpine valley on the border with France because of the threat that part of a melting glacier as large as a cathedral might break apart and collapse. The alarm was raised on Wednesday afternoon (August 5) when experts in helicopters noted that the Planpincieux glacier, which rests at an altitude of about 2,800 metres in the Ferret Valley in the Mont Blanc massif, was slipping at about 80 cm a day.


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Published 7 August 2020 at 9:41pm