Irish woman escapes landslide
The kitchen of Bernie Kearney's destroyed home is seen, after a landslide carrying a boulder and her car (seen at the kitchen window) came through the house, during torrential rains in Urris, County Donegal, Ireland August 24, 2017. Torrential rains...more
Bernie Kearney, a medical receptionist who lives in the northern county of Donegal, was dining alone in her kitchen on Tuesday evening when a landslide hit the hill beside her house. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
The ice cream and fruit bowl is seen, which Bernie Kearney was eating when a landslide came through the kitchen window. Kearney said in a telephone interview that she heard a loud bang and "the kitchen tumbled in around me ... I'll never forget it....more
Bernie Kearney's home is seen. Kearney escaped by climbing out a window. She was not injured. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
In the light of day, Kearney discovered that the landslide had thrown a boulder against her car, pushing it into her kitchen. The damage was captured in Reuters pictures on Thursday that show her silver hatchback sitting high on a pile of mud and...more
Bernie Kearney's bedroom in her destroyed home is seen. Kearney is staying with relatives while searching for alternate accommodation and dealing with her insurers. Local authorities have been attempting to clear rubble from the...more
Mud is seen through a window in Bernie Kearney's home. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Mud seeps from the doorway of a room in Bernie Kearney's destroyed home. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Bernie Kearney's home is seen. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Bernie Kearney's bedroom in her destroyed home is seen. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Bernie Kearney's looks out from her destroyed home. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
The kitchen of Bernie Kearney's destroyed home is seen. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Mud is seen outside the window of Bernie Kearney's kitchen. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Mud partially fills the window view in a room in Bernie Kearney's destroyed home. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Outside mud blocks most of the light entering Bernie Kearney's bathroom. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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