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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 in northwest Ireland, described by the country's weather office as a once-in-a-century event, triggered a landslide that sent a car flying through the wall of a house earlier this week.

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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

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 in northwest Ireland, described by the country's weather office as a once-in-a-century event, triggered a landslide that sent a car flying through the wall of a house earlier this week. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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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

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

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
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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. It was terrible. The roar of it coming down the mountain. I didn't know what it was."

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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

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. It was terrible. The roar of it coming down the mountain. I didn't know what it was." REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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Bernie Kearney's home is seen. Kearney escaped by climbing out a window. She was not injured.

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Bernie Kearney's home is seen. Kearney escaped by climbing out a window. She was not injured. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Bernie Kearney's home is seen. Kearney escaped by climbing out a window. She was not injured. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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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 rubble, with its roof touching the eaves of her bungalow. The property has been condemned.

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

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 rubble, with its roof touching the eaves of her bungalow. The property has been condemned. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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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 property.

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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

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 property. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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Mud is seen through a window in Bernie Kearney's home. 

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Mud is seen through a window in Bernie Kearney's home. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Mud is seen through a window in Bernie Kearney's home. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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Mud seeps from the doorway of a room in Bernie Kearney's destroyed home. 

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Mud seeps from the doorway of a room in Bernie Kearney's destroyed home. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Mud seeps from the doorway of a room in Bernie Kearney's destroyed home. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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Bernie Kearney's home is seen. 

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Bernie Kearney's home is seen. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Bernie Kearney's home is seen. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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Bernie Kearney's bedroom in her destroyed home is seen. 

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Bernie Kearney's bedroom in her destroyed home is seen. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Bernie Kearney's bedroom in her destroyed home is seen. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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Bernie Kearney's looks out from her destroyed home. 

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Bernie Kearney's looks out from her destroyed home. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Bernie Kearney's looks out from her destroyed home. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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The kitchen of Bernie Kearney's destroyed home is seen. 

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The kitchen of Bernie Kearney's destroyed home is seen. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

The kitchen of Bernie Kearney's destroyed home is seen. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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Mud is seen outside the window of Bernie Kearney's kitchen. 

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Mud is seen outside the window of Bernie Kearney's kitchen. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Mud is seen outside the window of Bernie Kearney's kitchen. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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Mud partially fills the window view in a room in Bernie Kearney's destroyed home. 

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Mud partially fills the window view in a room in Bernie Kearney's destroyed home. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Mud partially fills the window view in a room in Bernie Kearney's destroyed home. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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Outside mud blocks most of the light entering Bernie Kearney's bathroom. 

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Outside mud blocks most of the light entering Bernie Kearney's bathroom. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Outside mud blocks most of the light entering Bernie Kearney's bathroom. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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