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Three missing after storms in Switzerland

Jun 23, 2024

Geneva [Switzerland], June 23: Four people were buried under debris after severe storms in the Swiss region of Grisons in the south-east of the country. One woman was rescued alive on Saturday morning from the rock debris near the village of Lostallo north of Lake Como, the regional police reported on Saturday. The tourist resort of Zermatt on the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps was cut off from the outside world due to the risk of flooding. A search was still under way for the other three missing people on Saturday. There have been numerous thunderstorms and heavy rainfall, flooding and a landslide since Friday, the regional police reported. The Mesolcina valley south of the San Bernardino Pass on the Italian border was particularly affected, they said. Several dozen people were evacuated from their homes as a precaution, and roads were flooded, they said. The police warned against entering cellars or underground car parks and called on the population to stay away from the floodwaters. (dpa)
Source: Qatar Tribune