Hotel rescuers find no sign of life after avalanche

20 January, 2017, 00:59 | Author: Brian Mcdaniel
  • Hotel rescuers find no sign of life after avalanche

Authorities have not yet said if the earthquakes that hit the region on Wednesday were responsible for triggering the avalanche.

Crocetta was quoted by French news agency AFP as saying the avalanche was triggered by the first of four earthquakes that jolted the region on Wednesday.

The Italy avalanche buried the Hotel Rigopiano in snow leaving up to 30 people dead. So far, the rescue team has retrieved one body and three survivors, but the majority are trapped inside the hotel.

Rescue squads, dealing with tremors and blizzard conditions, struggled to reach the hotel, trekking five miles in skis and showshoes to the scene. Four earthquakes registering a magnitude of 5.2 or higher struck in central Italy on Wednesday, according to the U.K.'s Daily Express. However the area has experienced a snowstorm in recent days and blocked routes made access to the hotel hard.

The hotel registered 22 guests and seven staff members as possibly being inside at the time of the avalanche, but rescuers said up to 35 people could have been inside.

Rescuers remove snow from the road
Rescuers remove snow from the road

Fabrizio Curcio, Head of Civil Protection, said: "There are thousands of workers in hard conditions, risking their lives to try to bring relief and assistance to citizens".

Italian media report the avalanche struck as many guests were preparing to leave. She and the couple's two young children are still inside the hotel.

"Last night at 5.45 pm, he calls me, he says: 'Listen, help, help!" Rescue workers were forced to use skis to reach the hotel, located in the country's mountainous Abruzzo region, as the surrounding roads were blocked by mounds of snow.

The quakes came after the regions of Abruzzo, Marche and Lazio were hit by days of heavy snow. Last August the same area was hit by an quake which killed nearly 300 people.

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