In the Italian region of Abruzzo avalanche came down on the Hotel Rigopiano. At that time in the hotel, there were at least 22 of our guests and staff. Rescuers have recovered the first victim.
It is reported by ANSA.
«There are a lot of victims,» — said the head of the Abruzzi mountain rescue unit Antonio Crocetta.
The hotel is partially destroyed and covered with snow. Some people have been able to get out through the broken wall. Missing are 30 people.
An avalanche descended on a wooded slope and buried under a vehicles, livestock and part of the hotel.
According to witnesses, this area was an avalanche of incredible power.
Emergency vehicles, including ambulances, got stuck around 9 km from the hotel. Snow depth reaches two meters.
Consular service of the foreign Ministry with reference to the Consul of Ukraine said on Twitter that Ukrainian citizens were not in the hotel, covered with an avalanche in Italy.
«The Consul of Ukraine reported that Ukrainians were not among the guests or employees in covered in an avalanche a hotel in Italy,» — said in the message.
We will remind, on January 18 after three powerful aftershocks on the border of the regions Lazio, Marche and Abruzzo in Italy avalanche has covered hotel di Rigopiano Farindola. In the building were trapped more than 20 people, including two children. At first it was reported that the phones in the hotel people, including mobile, do not answer, but then the guests came the message: «Help, we’re dying from the cold.»
From a hotel in Italy, covered with snow by the avalanche took the first victims. Foreign Ministry: Ukrainians were not there 19.01.2017