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The Town of Port McNeill, B.C. is seen in this photo from the town's website. The Town of Port McNeill, B.C. is seen in this photo from the town's website.

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Alpine glacier chunk detaches, killing at least 6 hikers

A large chunk of Alpine glacier broke loose Sunday afternoon and roared down a mountainside in Italy, sending ice, snow and rock slamming into hikers on a popular trail on the peak and killing at least six and injuring eight, authorities said.