Thursday, January 19, 2017

Up to 30 feared dead at ski hotel in avalanche after four earthquakes hit Italy

Up to 30 people are believed to have died after a hotel in central Italy was ‘buried’ by an avalanche following four powerful earthquakes.

Around 20 guests and seven members of staff are said to have been staying at the hotel in Pescara, a province in the Abruzzo region.

Antonio Crocetta, the head of a group of Alpine police trying to reach the cut-off hotel, said: ‘There are many dead’.

The entire four-star spa hotel was moved 10 metres by the force of the snow during the avalanche ....