On the site of the avalanche at the hotel “Rugapiana” in Italy, found three more victims. The total number of victims thus rose to 12. About this reports Deutsche Welle.
Thus, according to DW, the fate of 17 people yet. He managed to save only nine. January 23, firefighters managed to break one of the walls of the hotel, which gave hope for the discovery of other victims.
A few hours before the avalanche, the hotel owner Bruno di Tommaso, who at that time was on the Adriatic sea, authorities sent an urgent letter with a request to clear the road to the hotel and the staff were able to evacuate.
Avalanche has covered “Rugapiana” 18 Jan, the hotel fell 120 thousand tons of snow. At this point there were 40 people. The cause of the collapse of the snow masses was a series of tremors that occurred in the area of the mountain massif of Gran Sasso d’italia. Three earthquakes of magnitudes ranging from 5.3 to 5.5 was recorded on the same day in the morning.