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Italian resort evacuated over risk of falling Mont Blanc ice

COURMAYEUR: An alpine resort in Italy was on high alert on Thursday and dozens of people were evacuated over fears a huge chunk of a mountain glacier could break away because of sudden high temperatures.
The hovering block of ice from the Planpincieux glacier within the Mont Blanc massif is estimated at about 500,000 cubic metres, said Valerio Segor, director of the natural risk management service for the Aosta Valley region.
That is the equivalent size of Milan’s cathedral, or “a soccer field with 80 metres of ice on it.” (AFP)