Following the avalanche in the Italian region Abruzzo, authorities investigate the mistakes that happened during the rescue mission. Two survivors explain what it was like to be trapped in snow and ice.
The late-season avalanche hit the cross-country skiers as they walked up towards a summit. It is unclear how the snow became dislodged and swept them away.
At least 14 people have been confirmed dead after last week's avalanche on Gran Sasso mountain. According to Italian officials, 15 guests and staff members remain missing in the Rigopiano hotel.
Local media has reported that rescuers have found 10 people alive in the Italian hotel hit by an avalanche on Wednesday. Rescue teams are mobilizing to pull them out from the snow.
Dramatic footage showed a mother and her son being pulled out of a narrow hole in the snow from the Rigopiano hotel in central Italy. Her six-year-old daughter was still trapped inside.
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