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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.

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 Hohenbhel 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.


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Date: 02/01/14 09:38 AM

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  1. Profile photo of ferdyfred
    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    February 1, 2014 at 9:27 am
    Link: Huge - Huge as in HUGE boulders
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    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2014 at 9:45 am
    Divine judgement, with a warning.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
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    February 1, 2014 at 9:52 am
    If you build a house in the middle of Mother Nature`s bowling alley,,,
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    whirlygirl Female 30-39
    232 posts
    February 1, 2014 at 10:04 am
    Where`s your god now?
  5. Profile photo of ZackDark
    ZackDark Male 18-29
    299 posts
    February 1, 2014 at 10:34 am
    Now that I know that no one was hurt, I can positively say: That is freaking awesome, in the purest meaning of "awesome"
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
    7033 posts
    February 1, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Those folks should be sleeping well from now on ...

    "Hey, wake up! Did you hear that??"

    "No, now go back to sleep!"

    "But ..."

    "Sleep!"
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    oobaka Male 40-49
    998 posts
    February 1, 2014 at 12:08 pm
    Funny how the ad played just fine but the content refused to load. I always enjoy it when that happens
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    nettech98 Male 50-59
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    February 1, 2014 at 1:35 pm
    You`ll notice the second large boulder at right in pic 1 has no trail. It was there from a previous landslide...
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33085 posts
    February 1, 2014 at 3:26 pm
    Good Golly!

    I`m glad I live where it`s flat...
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    Runemang Male 30-39
    2676 posts
    February 1, 2014 at 4:04 pm
    Whoa.
  11. Profile photo of ferdyfred
    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    February 1, 2014 at 5:58 pm
    Odd this never made BBC newa,
    give me this sort of stuff way over the middle east politics/war/bombing any day
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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
    2927 posts
    February 1, 2014 at 9:24 pm
    "F*CK YOU! I`M NATURE!"
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    FinkStinger Male 30-39
    147 posts
    February 2, 2014 at 12:36 am
    What geenyus wrote all these insightful captions today?
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    durdikkimeng Male 50-59
    748 posts
    February 2, 2014 at 8:53 am
    A rock rolled down a hill.

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