Death toll from avalanche hotel disaster in Italy rises as 2 more bodies found

Death toll from avalanche hotel disaster in Italy rises as 2 more bodies found
# 26 January 2017 04:10 (UTC +04:00)

The bodies of two more people who died when an avalanche wrecked Hotel Rigopiano in the town of Farindola in Italy’s Abruzzo region have been recovered, local media report, APA reports quoting sputniknews.

One male and one female body were recovered late on Wednesday, bringing the death toll from the disaster up to 27, Il Pescara said adding that two people are still missing.

Earlier on Wednesday, Italian media put the death toll at 25.

The Rigopiano hotel, located at the foot of the Gran Sasso mountain and built into the hillside, was buried by a major avalanche on January 18, when a series of earthquakes struck the region.

There were dozens of people in the hotel at the time of the accident. Over 10 have been rescued.

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