The injured men were working with picks just beneath, when they were buried by more than a ton of sand and gravel. The gang of twenty men who were employed With them dug them out. most residents were at work in Roubeix’s candle factory and only seven people were in their homes when the landslide occurred. They were watching daytime television and reading magazines like Redbook and Good Housekeeping. Evacuated homeowner Russell Moore told CNN he remembers hearing the earth “groan” in what he called a “slow avalanche.” This is very brutal. It just crushes your skull in, but at the same time, the brutality comes through as being just a wall of noise. But you know what Voltaire said… “I may disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say an avalanche doesn’t have to be just collapsing snow forts made of snow” – As opposed to, you know, snow forts made of grass.”

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