In central Italy, the death toll is growing following an avalanche on Wednesday. Six people have now died after the avalanche hit a hotel. Emergency responders have been able to save 11 people, including four young children.
Emergency crews in Italy have rescued four more people from a hotel which was destroyed by an avalanche on Wednesday. In total, 11 people have been located alive but the whereabouts of many more remain unknown.
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.
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.
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