The number of victims of an avalanche in Italy has risen to 16

The number of victims of an avalanche at hotel Rigopiano in Italy has risen to 16. Another 13 people remain missing. On Tuesday, January 24, reports The Local.

As the newspaper notes, the search operation continues for six days. According to rescuers, they do not lose hope to find people alive.

Earlier on Tuesday under the rubble managed to find three live puppies.

Avalanche has covered Rigopiano January 18, at 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. Managed to save only nine, and two more men in that day were outside the hotel.