Domenica, 23 Settembre 2018

WWI arsenal emerges from melting alpine glacier


(ANSA) - Trento, August 31 - Italian Finance Police
recovered 200 pieces of World War I ammunition, which emerged
from a melting glacier on a Trentino mountain peak on Friday,
Finance Guard sources said.
Each weighing between 7-10 kilos, the 85-100 mm caliber
explosive devices were found at an altitude of 3,200 meters,
when a once-perennial glacier on the Ago de Nardis peak
partially melted due to a recent heat wave that reached into
Italy's highest peaks.
The Finance Police Alpine rescue unit, operating in the
area between Pinzolo and Madonna di Campiglio, saw brownish
metal points emerging from the ice, got a fix on them via GPS,
then extricated the venerable weapons.
They were spread over a 100 square meter area, police said.

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