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The deadliest avalanche

Duration: 02:42

Professor Iain Stewart explains how a 1970 avalanche on Mount Huascaran overwhelmed the Peruvian town of Yungay and killed an estimated 18,000 people. This is the most deadly glacial avalanche in recorded history.

Available since: Tue 26 Apr 2011

Credits

Presenter
Iain Stewart
Producer
Matthew Springford
Presenter
Ian Stewart
Presenter
Iain Stewart
Producer
Matthew Springford

This clip is from

10 Things You Didn't Know About... Avalanches

3/4 Iain Stewart reveals how the deadliest avalanche killed 18,000 people in three minutes.

First broadcast: 27 Jan 2008

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