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Italy Hotel Avalanche

Location: FARINDOLA, Italy
January 22, 2017

A handout photo made available by the Italian Mountain Rescue Service ‘Soccorso Alpino’ shows Soccorso Alpino volunteers and rescuers at work in the area of the hotel Rigopiano in Farindola, Abruzzo region, Italy, 21 January 2017 (issued 22 January 2017). Four days after the 18 January huge avalanche that swept away the hotel Rigopiano, search crews are intensifying their round-the-clock operation, fighting against the clock and deteriorating weather conditions including fresh snowfall and freezing temperatures. Five people were killed in the disaster, 11 survived, while 23 are still missing.

Credit: EPA

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