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Grafik zeigt die Lage des Gletschers und den Teil, der abzubrechen droht.


Montblanc Gletscher droht einzubrechen

By Jordi Bou

September 25, 2019 - Teile eines Gletschers im Montblanc Massiv droht einzubrechen, italienische Behörden ließen Straßen sperren und evakuierten Almhütten.

A section estimated to contain up to 250,000 cubic metres of ice could fall down the mountain, the mayor of the nearby town of Courmayeur, Stefano Miserocchi, has warned.

Roads in the Val Ferret on the Italian side of Mont Blanc have been closed, after experts warned that a section of the glacier was sliding at speeds of 50-60cm per day.

Rising global temperatures are causing the melting of mountain glaciers and the retreat of polar ice sheets.

PUBLISHED: 25/09/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Associated Press