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More survivors rescued from under the avalanche buried hotel Italy

More survivors rescued from under the avalanche buried hotel Italy

Photo: Vigili del Fuoco

From the ruins of the luxury hotel in Central Italy that Wednesday by an avalanche, was buried, again, the survivors are met. Rescue workers spent the whole night in rope to already localized people from the mass of snow and debris to liberate yourself and to others to search.

Of ten persons of whom levenstekens were received, there were Saturday morning nine saved.

But also were the bodies of two women recovered, said the fire brigade. In total, at least twelve people in the accident survived. The number of dead is now at five.

According to the director of Hotel Rigopiano in Farindola stayed up to 35 people in the hotel. Two were out when the avalanche, the overwhelmed. One of them, a man of 38, was Friday his wife and two children back in the arms.

Swept away

According to a doctor in Pescara have the survivors had the good fortune that they are not directly with the snow have been in contact. By the avalanche, the hotel was fully buried and partly swept away.

Debris and furniture were up to four hundred metres away found. Whether the avalanche was caused by the earthquake that the area earlier Wednesday found, is unclear.

This is what we know about the aftermath of the avalanche in Italy

Emergency services

Many of the guests had packed their bags to leave, but because of the heavy snowfall in the preceding days, the access road of the hotel impassable. The emergency services could take the place of the avalanche accident, but, with effort, achieve. Friday, there were about 130 rescue workers to work on the rampplek.

Also elsewhere in Central Italy continues to be the need high. Thousands of households are already sitting days without electricity and some of the places of the outside world cut off. The area was in last year in August and October by a heavy earthquake.

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