Mudslide hits village in Massif Central

14th January 2004, Comments 0 comments

LYON, France, Jan 14 (AFP) - Rescue workers said that a preliminary search early Wednesday had revealad no casualties after a mudslide hit chalets in a village in Central France.

LYON, France, Jan 14 (AFP) - Rescue workers said that a preliminary search early Wednesday had revealad no casualties after a mudslide hit chalets in a village in Central France.

Local residents had sounded the alarm after the overnight slide of rocks and mud hit the village of Egravats near the Mont-Dore ski resort in Massif Central.

Sniffer dogs and other specialist equipment were rushed to the area but a local official said that most of the 30 chalets in the hamlet were unoccupied at the time. Four of them sustained some damage.

© AFP

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