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Gazette Premium Content PHOTOS: Boulder nearly wipes out Italian farmhouse

Associated Press Updated: January 31, 2014 at 11:35 am
Associated Press Updated: January 31, 2014 at 11:35 am • Published: January 31, 2014

Photos of a boulder that destroyed a barn, but missed a farm house in northern Italy. The boulder stopped in a vineyard, while a second giant boulder, which detached during a landslide on Jan. 21, 2014.

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ROME — A huge boulder unleashed by a landslide in northern Italy narrowly missed a farmhouse, destroyed a barn and came to a stop in vineyards.

A second boulder stopped just feet (about a meter) behind the traditional stone farmhouse in the rocky region of Alto-Adige.

The surreal sight was captured in a series of dramatic photographs. Nobody was injured in the tumble from mountains overlooking the village of Ronchi di Termeno. Some other boulders from the Jan. 21 landslide blocked roads.

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