Switzerland faces severe flooding: Rail services to Zermatt disrupted, Misox Valley buried in landslide rubble | Travel - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

Switzerland faces severe flooding: Rail services to Zermatt disrupted, Misox Valley buried in landslide rubble

Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
Jun 23, 2024 08:11 PM IST

Switzerland travel alert: More landslides expected as flood risk persists

Switzerland is on alert after heavy rainfall caused widespread damage in recent days, including triggering a landslide that buried part of a village in the country’s southeast.

The highway A13 between Lostallo and Soazza is seen destroyed by the force of the Moesa river, caused by heavy rain in the Misox valley, in Lostallo, southern Switzerland, Sunday, June 23, 2024. Authorities in Switzerland say rescuers have found the body of one of three people who had gone missing on Saturday after massive thunderstorms and rainfall in the southeast of the county caused a rockslide. Switzerland faces severe flooding: Rail services to Zermatt disrupted, Misox Valley buried in landslide rubble(Michael Buholzer/Keystone via AP)
The highway A13 between Lostallo and Soazza is seen destroyed by the force of the Moesa river, caused by heavy rain in the Misox valley, in Lostallo, southern Switzerland, Sunday, June 23, 2024. Authorities in Switzerland say rescuers have found the body of one of three people who had gone missing on Saturday after massive thunderstorms and rainfall in the southeast of the county caused a rockslide. Switzerland faces severe flooding: Rail services to Zermatt disrupted, Misox Valley buried in landslide rubble(Michael Buholzer/Keystone via AP)

Flood risks continue, the Swiss Federal Office of Meteorology said on its website. The state broadcaster SRF said further landslides are possible as heavily saturated soil can’t properly absorb more rain.

Video and photographs on local media showed overflowing rivers, a collapsed motorway and rubble covering parts of the Misox valley in the canton of Graubuenden. The rains temporarily closed routes to the famous tourist town of Zermatt — close to the Matterhorn — cutting it off from the rest of the country. Rail services resumed Saturday evening, according to the Matterhorn-Gotthard Bahn service.

In a post on X, President Viola Amherd described the damage as “shocking.”

Swiss Army personnel were deployed to search for missing people and to evacuate others.

The flooding comes weeks after parts of neighbouring Germany were submerged following persistent rainfall, disrupting rail services and shipping on the key Rhine and Danube shipping routes.

Don't miss out on the best of the best deals on laptops , TVs , ACs, refrigerators and other home appliances and furniture on Prime Day Sale 2024 . Grab the best deals on gadgets and don’t forget to jazz up your vehicles with automotive equipment on offer during Amazon Sale 2024 .

Catch your daily dose of Fashion, Taylor Swift, Health, Festivals, Travel, Relationship, Recipe and all the other Latest Lifestyle News on Hindustan Times Website and APPs.
This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.
SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
OPEN APP
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Monday, July 22, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On