Longarone in Italy is destroyed by flood
Location: Longarone, Italy
VS. In the Piave River Valley where the town of Longarone used to be, now the wooden buildings are smashed and all that can be seen are pieces of wood like matchsticks strewn across the valley. VS. The mud covered valley with rescue work in progress. VS. The valley with half of its buildings still standing on the higher ground, railway lines are bent and twisted. MS. Dead cow at roadside, pan up mountain. (FG.)
Note: Some 3,000 people died following a catastrophic flood caused by a mountain landslide into the hydroelectric dam reservoir.