At least one person was killed and many others injured after an avalanche covered the hotel in Central Italy after a series of earthquakes.
An estimated 30 people were trapped inside the hotel Rigopiano, who came under an avalanche at the foot of mount Gran Sasso, reported the Department of civil protection in Italy. He based his assessment referring to the registration of guest and staff rooms, but said that perhaps some of the people fled before the avalanche struck. The area is a popular destination for Italian tourists.
Two people were rescued from the hotel Rigopiano, the head of the Department of civil protection of Italy Fabrizio Curcio. Rescuers were miles of skiing to get to the hotel, finding only the upper part of the building above the snow. Rescuers trying to dig out survivors.
The fire Department Italy posted a picture on Twitter showing the rescue zone emergency helicopter. Blizzards and strong winds slowed the recovery and still hard to find people. In Central Italy fell more than 10 aftershocks on Wednesday, four of them above the magnitude 5 points, according to the U.S. Geological survey. The first quake a magnitude of 5.3 points occurred in the morning near the town of Amatrice, the city was devastated by a powerful earthquake last year. The tremors lasted for more than 6 hours.
All the aftershocks struck around the town of Amatrice in the mountainous regions of Marche, Lazio and Abruzzo.
killed about 300 people in Central Italy in August, and the center of town, once popular among tourists, were destroyed to rubble.
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