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Three missing after landslide in Switzerland

Three missing after landslide in Switzerland

Heavy rains that hit Switzerland caused severe flooding, isolating the popular tourist city of Zermatt and forcing people to evacuate while authorities raised warning levels.

Three people were missing on Saturday after heavy rain and thunderstorms caused a landslide in the Messoux Alpine valley, located in the southeastern canton of GraubĂĽnden. Reports AP News Agency.

A woman was rescued alive after being buried by landslides that reportedly swept away a group of houses in the municipality of Lustalo. A rescue operation is currently underway using excavators and special search dogs to find the three missing people. According to the Swiss police, they hope to find them alive.

An isolated popular tourist destination

The difficult weather also caused problems elsewhere in Switzerland. The popular tourist destination of Zermatt in the canton of Valais near the Matterhorn remains difficult to reach.

Heavy rain and melting snow caused the Mattervispa stream to overflow and isolate the village.

Residents are evacuated

In Valais, emergency services raised their preparations due to the water level in the Rhone River, which reached its peak on Saturday. About 230 residents of the area were evacuated on Saturday, most of them in the municipality of Chipes.

Swiss authorities urged residents to avoid low-lying areas of their homes, including basements, stay away from flooded rivers, and refrain from parking cars on bridges. People have also been advised not to film or film the floods for safety reasons.