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Death toll among avalanche buried hotel Italy runs on

Death toll among avalanche buried hotel Italy runs on

Photo: CNSAS

Rescue workers in Farindola have Sunday a body has been discovered in the by an avalanche buried a hotel Rigopiano in Central Italy. That notifies the fire department. This makes the death rate since Wednesday to six.

There are still 23 people missing.

Nine people were rescued from beneath the rubble. Two other people survived the avalanche, because they were standing outside when the building was struck. By the earthquakes in the area and the heavy snowfall, wanted a lot of guests Wednesday to leave, but the access road to the hotel was impassable.

The owner had just for the drama about that in a mail to complain to the prefect. Rescue workers remain under harsh weather conditions to search, but the chances are still survivors to find is smaller.

The survivors kept themselves alive by snow to eat.

Hotel in Italy-buried by avalanche

A hotel in the Italian mountains is Wednesday night hit by an avalanche.
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The lobby of the Hotel Rigopiano is buried under the snow and rubble.
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The snow is high and reaches the windows of the building.
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Using helicopters to rescue personnel reach the hotel.
© Vigili del Fuoco

Rescue workers dig themselves a way through the snow.
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A car of the Italian Protezione Civile is covered with snow.
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Rescue workers driving through metre-high snow to the hotel.
© Polizia di Stato

The hit hotel is located in the place in Farindola, in the province of Pescara.
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A man is by the Italian police, to the outside helped.
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Two cars are upside down by the sudden avalanche of Wednesday night.
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A rescue worker going to the snow-buried hotel.
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On this photo it is easy to see that the hotel is in inhospitable area.
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A woman by the Italian emergency services rescued from Hotel Rigopiano.
© ANP

Around the hotel, teams of rescue workers are busy getting people out of the snow.
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