Avalanche of the 20th century to kill 10,000 people

On December 13, 1916, in the Italian Alps, an Avalanche buried many villages and causing an estimated 10,000 casualties.
Date:
      December 13th 1916
Location:
      Italian Alps

Additional Information:

  • White Friday (1916) – Wikipedia
    In the aftermath of White Friday, 10,000 soldiers on all sides were killed in December from avalanches. Altogether, this is the most deaths caused by snow/ice debris from avalanches in history. When including all avalanche-related deaths (this includes mud and rock slides triggered subsequently by an avalanche), White …
  • World’s Worst Avalanches – Buried Alive – ThoughtCo
    December 13, 1916, a day that would become known as White Friday, 10,000 soldiers were killed by avalanches in the Dolomites. One was the Austrian encampment in … Over a three-month period, a series of nearly 650 avalanches killed more than 265 people and destroyed many villages. The region also took an …
  • Deadliest Avalanches In History – WorldAtlas.com
    17 avalanches, triggered by heavy winds and rain and beginning at the southern approaches of the Salang Pass in the Hindu Kush Mountain range, buried more than 2 miles of highway and killed nearly 172 individuals in February of 2010. The avalanche entombed many cars, turning vehicles into icy coffins, and also …
  • The 10 Deadliest Avalanche Events in History | Unofficial Networks
    Apr 30, 2013 – Estimates suggest that the earthquake killed over 20,000 people. Tyrolean Alps, 13 December 1916 (10,000 casualties) – Over a 24-hour period during World War 1 Italian and Austrian forces died in a series of avalanches caused by a mixture of heavy snowfall and man-made explosives. An entire …

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