Drone captures dramatic effects of rockfall in Northern Italy 4,000 cubic metres of rock crash into 300-year-old building
Amazing drone footage has captured the trail of destruction left by a rockfall in northern Italy.
Approximately 4,000 cubic metres of rock broke off a cliff face and then crashed through a barn and vineyards in Tramin on January 21.
One giant rock rolled through a 300-year-old barn destroying it completely before coming to an eventual stop in a field near a second boulder, which seems to have been dislodged in a previous rockslide.
Destroyed: The boulders, some of which can be seen on the far right of this picture, tore down the hillside and destroyed part of this building
A third boulder rolled toward the main section of the building, stopping mere metres before crashing into it.
The property shown in the video is The Freisingerhof, which is owned by the Servite order of the Catholic church.
The manager of the estate Baron Philipp von Hohenbühel told South Tirol News that the rockfall has done millions of euros worth of damage.
No one was hurt in the landslide, which was reportedly caused by a rock tower in the cliff face dissolving.
The area has been evacuated of residents, as geologists fear there is still the risk of further rock falls.
Rockfall: The cliff face unexpectedly gave way sending debris showeing down the hill in northern Italy
Trail of destruction: A drone captured the path that the rocks and boulders took, demolishing everything in their path
Full stop: One huge rock got wedged just before it hit the house and narrowly missed flattening a car
Matchsticks: The estate manager estimated that there was millions of euros of damage to the property
No obstacle: The 300-year-old building was unable to withstand impact and these two boulders crashed straight through
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