Boulder nearly wipes out Italian farmhouse
In this photo provided by Tareom.com Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, and taken on Jan. 23, 2014, a huge boulder is seen after it stopped next to a farm house, while a second giant boulder, which detached during the same landslide on Jan. 21, 2014, missed the house by less than a meter, destroying the barn, and stopped in the vineyard below, in Ronchi di Termeno, in Northern Italy. According to reports, the Trebo family living there was unharmed in the landslide. (AP Photo/Markus Hell, Tareom.com, ho)
ROME — A huge boulder unleashed by a landslide in northern Italy narrowly missed a farmhouse, destroyed a barn and came to a stop in vineyards.
A second boulder stopped just feet behind the traditional stone farmhouse in the rocky region of Alto-Adige.
The surreal sight was captured in a series of dramatic photographs. Nobody was injured in the tumble from mountains overlooking the village of Ronchi di Termeno. Some other boulders from the Jan. 21 landslide blocked roads.
The Associated Press