Austrian town hit by second landslide in weeks

  • 06/09/2016

A creek burst its banks, destroyed a dam and forced the evacuation of dozens of homes in rural Austria on Sunday night (local time).

At least 163 people had to flee their homes around Afritz am See as hail and heavy rain hammered the area, causing a two-metre mudslide.

It's the second time within weeks the town has been hit by a landslide.

Fire service chief Libert Pekoll told local media the situation was serious because the area had still not recovered from previous storms and mudslides.