Scenes of mudslides hitting an alpine village in Switzerland may seem like something out of a disaster movie, but a spate of heavy downpours across the country in recent days has made it all too real for local residents.
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The village of Grugnay in the municipality of Chamoson in Valais, southwest Switzerland, was struck by a gush of sediment, triggered by a series of heavy rainfalls on Tuesday. The mudslide rushed through waterways and roadways, overcoming crash barriers and pouring out onto the asphalt as panicked local residents looked on.
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Videos were filmed by François Voeffray and Nathan Coudry. There were no injuries reported but some streets were blocked off as the clearing-up process began, according to Swiss broadcaster RTS.
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