Switzerland landslide

This item appears on page 17 of the October 2017 issue.

At least eight people are missing and presumed dead after a landslide swept down the slopes of Piz Cengalo mountain, a popular Alpine hiking spot on the border between southeastern Switzerland and Italy, on Aug. 23. Several hikers were rescued from mountain cottages where they had taken refuge.

The landslide barely missed the Swiss village of Bondo, which was evacuated thanks to landslide alarms that had been installed after a 2012 landslide on the same mountain.