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More than two hundred Swiss were evacuated due to break off glacier

More than two hundred Swiss were evacuated due to break off glacier

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In Switzerland is Sunday, a huge piece of ice of a glacier broken off. As a precaution, had over two hundred inhabitants of the village of Saas-Grund to leave their homes.

The ijslawine where the inhabitants of Saas-Grund, feared, remained Sunday. Now the danger is over, they may again return home.

It is still unclear how much ice there of the well-known Triftgletsjer is aborted. The first estimates go from 200,000 cubic metres of ice. The glacier is already weeks in motion.

The Triftgletsjer is 3.300 metres in height and is since 1985 is smaller. In 2015 was the glacier 2 km shorter. According to geologists from the university of ETH Zurich there is a direct link between global warming and the depleting glaciers.

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Helikopterbeelden show the remaining part of the broken Swiss glacier

Evacuation Saas-Grund, due to break down Triftgletsjer

In Switzerland is Sunday, a huge piece of ice of a glacier broken off.
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As a precaution, had over two hundred inhabitants of the village of Saas-Grund to leave their homes.
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It is still unclear how much ice there of the well-known Triftgletsjer is aborted. The first estimates go from 200,000 cubic metres of ice.
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