WATCH: Shock moment HUGE mudslide tears through small town in Switzerland


The video shows the moment a massive mudslide ripped through the Swiss town of Chamoson, triggered by a violent storm.

Huge chunks of rock and debris quickly engulfed one of the town’s major roads damaging homes and cars.

Residents run outside to witness the terrifying event. 

The footage taken by a bystander shows debris shoot up from an overflowing river bed.

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Local radio station Rhone FM reported some buildings had been evacuated and roads around the village were closed.

In recent months, Valais has experienced extreme weather conditions.

During the winter, snow built up in the mountains before heatwave conditions arrived in the northern summer months.

The higher temperatures are causing pockets of water to be released into local rivers that can become raging torrents.

The force and height of the rubble appeared to strengthen as the video continued.

Screams are heard in the background.

No one was injured but houses and cars have been damaged.

The clean-up bill is set to be in the hundreds of thousands of Swiss Francs.