Massive disaster tearing through the alpine Swiss village leaving trail of destruction after heavy rains

A huge avalanche of mud swept a small village in the Swiss Alps after heavy torrential rains.

The dramatic images showed a wall of mud and debris cascading down a river and crashing into a bridge in Grugnay while the spectators shouted and ran to take cover.

Debris and rocks were sent flying in the air and scattered over the bridge.

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Dramatic: the images taken after the mud settled showed black remains aligned in the streets of the town

Dramatic: the images taken after the mud settled showed black remains aligned in the streets of the town

Dramatic: the images taken after the mud settled showed black remains aligned in the streets of the town

Grugnay's images showed a wall of mud and debris cascading down a river and crashing into a bridge as spectators shouted and ran to cover themselves.

Grugnay's images showed a wall of mud and debris cascading down a river and crashing into a bridge as spectators shouted and ran to cover themselves.

Grugnay's images showed a wall of mud and debris cascading down a river and crashing into a bridge as spectators shouted and ran to cover themselves.

The images taken after the mud settled showed black mud and debris in the streets of the village.

A local resident identified only as Benoit told local media that the avalanche was heading home and, fortunately, stopped shortly before.

He said: "I heard a deafening noise, saw the first wave and quickly closed the door of my house.

"The garage door was destroyed, the trees in my garden were uprooted and the mud only stopped 50 centimeters (1.64 feet)."

Videos of the incident that have been published on social networks. One of the viewers, Cristina Johnston, wrote: "My God … today it seems that the world is going to have a drastic end".

A huge avalanche of mud swept a small village in the Swiss Alps after heavy torrential rains

A huge avalanche of mud swept a small village in the Swiss Alps after heavy torrential rains

A huge avalanche of mud swept a small village in the Swiss Alps after heavy torrential rains

A local resident identified only as Benoit told the local media that the mud slide was heading home and, fortunately, stopped shortly before.

A local resident identified only as Benoit told the local media that the mud slide was heading home and, fortunately, stopped shortly before.

A local resident identified only as Benoit told the local media that the mud slide was heading home and, fortunately, stopped shortly before.

Michelle Doran commented: & # 39; Omg. What is happening around the world?

Yves Oppliger wrote: F: This is crazy. I have never seen anything like this for 4 years in Chamoson. "

The landslide was the result of heavy rain that flew over the current, according to local media.

Police spokeswoman Stephane Vouardoux said there were no injuries, but that several buildings and vehicles were damaged.

Police spokeswoman Stephane Vouardoux said there were no injuries but several buildings and vehicles were damaged

Police spokeswoman Stephane Vouardoux said there were no injuries but several buildings and vehicles were damaged

Police spokeswoman Stephane Vouardoux said there were no injuries but several buildings and vehicles were damaged

Two roads have been closed until the cleanup is complete.

Just two weeks ago, another mudslide crashed in a village in the same canton.

According to reports, the landslide flowed for about an hour and the locals were warned to stay away.

According to the Snow and Avalanches Research Institute, such landslides transport around 2.6 million cubic feet of material, equivalent to 19.8 million gallons of water.

According to reports, two roads have been closed until the cleanup is complete. In the photo: a woman analyzes the damage

According to reports, two roads have been closed until the cleanup is complete. In the photo: a woman analyzes the damage

According to reports, two roads have been closed until the cleanup is complete. In the photo: a woman analyzes the damage

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