Europe

Boulder smashes through Italian farm

  • 31 January 2014
  • From the section Europe
Boulder seen by farm house
The family living in the house was unharmed in the incident

Dramatic pictures have been released showing the destruction wrought by a huge boulder that smashed through a farm in Northern Italy after being dislodged by a landslide.

The massive rock narrowly missed a farm house, destroyed a barn, and stopped in a vineyard at the property in Ronchi di Termeno.

A second giant boulder detached during the landslide stopped behind the house.

The family living there was unharmed in the incident, on 21 January.

The boulder came to rest near a rock that had been dislodged many years previously
A second boulder stopped just short of the house itself
The rock almost crushed a car parked by the house
The first boulder rolled right through the barn and courtyard