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History: October 9 – On this day back in 1963 – The Great Italian Landslide kills thousands…

Landslide kills thousands in Italy

Residents of the valley of Vajont in Italy had reservations about a new hydroelectric dam–especially when cracks began to appear in the nearby mountain. Their worst fears were soon to be confirmed. On October 9, 1963, a landslide in Italy leads to the deaths of more than 2,000 people when it causes a sudden and massive wave of water to overwhelm a dam. The Diga del Vajont dam was built in the Vaiont Gorge to supply hydroelectric power to Northern Italy. Located 10 miles CLICK FOR MORE

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