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10 found alive in Italy hotel after two days

Rome: Ten out of 20 people, who were feared dead after a hotel in Italy was hit by an avalanche on Wednesday, have been pulled out alive so far, the sources revealed Friday.

The rescuers, who were trapped on the way to site by heavy snowfall, remained successful in reaching there and pulled out a mother and her son by making a hole in snow.

It is pertinent to mention here that the avalanche struck the Rigopiano hotel, in the Abruzzo region, on Wednesday after several earthquakes as the BBC reported adding that four people died and about 20 were still missing.

A woman told the BBC that three of her relatives were among those rescued on Friday. It is noteworthy here that a father was called to see his family at hospital who was already being treated at a local hospital.

“His wife is from Romania, she is 43 years old – her daughter just turned six years old, and the boy is eight,” said the woman, who asked not to be identified.

“They were on holiday and just getting ready to leave when the avalanche came.”

The scale of earthquake was reported with magnitude 5 and was stronger than previous four earthquakes in the region already struggling with heavy snowfall. The communication system has also been damaged by the snowfall.