Eight die in landslide as locals save £35k cheese
DAIRY farmers are rejoicing after more than a ton of CHEESE was rescued from a landslide that engulfed a valley, following heavy rain.
Locals formed a human chain to save the wheels of local speciality Granito cheese after the mudslip in Val Bregaglia, Switzerland.
As millions of tons of earth slid down the valley, the Latteria Bregaglia cheese dairy was told the store was under threat from a landslide due to continued rainfall.
So a group of locals set out to rescue the £ 35,000- worth of cheese, which they managed to move to another store in Maloja, further down the valley.
Just two hours after the cheese was moved, another slip engulfed the creamery.
One local said: “We saved the cheese! This is indeed a great day in the history of Val Bregaglia. We would have said a special mass in the church, but the church has also been swept away.”
Sadly, while locals were battling to save the cheese, eight hikers in the area were swept to their deaths by the killer mudslide.