Misfortune in South Tyrol: rock avalanche buries Hotel Eberle in Bolzano – news abroad

This hotel was a special one! “Here the good Lord has created his retirement home. A paradise, ”wrote a previous guest on the Internet.

Now the popular Hotel Eberle in Bolzano (South Tyrol) has been hit by a violent rockfall. The huge hail of rocks buried the left half of the building under itself on Tuesday afternoon.

The hotel swimming pool: completely destroyed! Residents reported to the news portal “stol.it” of a huge cloud of dust and a loud thunder from the rock masses. 2000 cubic meters are said to have rushed down.


The destroyed part of the hotel near the Oswald promenade, popular with walkers

The destroyed part of the hotel near the Oswald promenade, popular with walkersPhoto: vifogra

The great luck: The hotel was closed due to Corona. Nevertheless, according to “stol.it”, the owner family was in the building when the stones fell.

All seven people were able to get to safety. There were no injuries.

Despite lockdowns, strollers are said to have stopped again and again on the terrace. The rescue workers therefore searched for victims with detection dogs.

Then in the evening relief: Nobody was buried by the rubble.

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