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Swiss glacier collapses, after hundreds evacuated

GENEVA: Part of the Swiss alpine glacier Trift in the country's south collapsed on Sunday, but caused no damage or casualties and residents evacuated from the area can return home, police in Valais canton said. More than 220 people living in the ski resort of Saas-Fee had to leave their homes on Saturday as authorities feared a collapse of the glacier could trigger an ice avalanche which could reach the village. The lower part of the glacier collapsed early Sunday but did not reach the houses, allowing residents to…