The number of victims of an avalanche in Italy increased to 18 people

The number of victims of avalanches at the hotel di Rigopiano Farindola in the Italian mountain of Gran Sasso rose to 18 people, reports local Agency ANSA.


According to journalists, from-under blockages were retrieved the body of a man. Thus, at the moment, listed as missing 11 people. Search-and-rescue operation at the site of the collapse continues.


Previously, experts reported that under the snow rubble in the Abruzzo region, where the mountain hotel on the night of January 19, has gone a powerful avalanche can be air bagsthat may still be survivors.

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