Morbid Fact Du Jour for January 9, 2018

Today’s Completely Buried Yet Truly Morbid Fact!

A major rockfall occurred in Switzerland on September 5, 1618. A vast amount of rock became detached from the mountainside above the town of Plurs, completely burying it and all its people. From a population of 1,500, none survived. Four of the townspeople were away on business elsewhere on that day; they returned to find nothing left of their houses or their families.

The town of Plurs before:

And after:

Culled from: Catastrophes and Disasters

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