A large rock fall occurred on a rock face on the Almenalp on Thursday. According to the canton police, no one was injured.
At 16.30:15 p.m., the cantonal police in Bern received a report about a massive rock fall near Kandersteg. According to the mayor of the municipality, René Mäder, 000 to 20 cubic meters of rock have loosened in the area of the Almenalp railway.
The area has already been closed as a precaution. The company Geotest had warned of a rockfall after measurements in the area, as reported by Swiss television. According to Daniel Tobler, Managing Director of Geotest, it was a matter of time before the rockfall happened. Recent temperature fluctuations would have favored the process.
On Thursday afternoon crashed in #Kandersteg several thousand cubic meters #Rock to the valley. The authorities had already #rockfall expected. According to the current status, there are no injuries.#BearToday #Video https://t.co/JQkJN40tTa— BärnToday (@baerntoday) February 23, 2023
Almenalp near Kandersteg
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