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Italian glacier collapse kills at least six


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Italian officials say at least six people were killed on Sunday after a glacier collapse in Italy’s northern Alps triggered an avalanche.

During the avalanche, eight other people were injured and two of them were seriously injured, according to the BBC.

Helicopters and rescuers were sent to the scene of the collapse.

“Unfortunately, five people were found dead,” relief spokeswoman Michela Canoval told AFP, adding that the number “remains provisional”.

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This image released on Sunday July 3, 2022 by the Italian National Alpine and Underground Rescue Corps shows the glacier in the Italian Alps near Trento much of which has broken away, killing at least six hikers and injuring eight others. Alpine Rescue Service officials, who provided the toll on Sunday evening, said it could take hours to determine if any hikers might be missing. The National Alpine and Cave Rescue Corps tweeted that the search for the affected area of ​​Marmolada Peak involved at least five helicopters and rescue dogs.
(Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico via AP)

“An avalanche of snow, ice and rocks which, in its path, hit the access road while there were several roped parties, some of which were washed away,” Canova said. “The definitive number of climbers involved is not yet known,” she added.

A rescuer, Luigi Felicetti, said: ‘We saw dead people (people) and huge pieces of ice, rock.

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Italian glacier collapse kills at least six

This image released on Sunday July 3, 2022 by the Italian National Alpine and Underground Rescue Corps shows the glacier in the Italian Alps near Trento much of which has broken away, killing at least six hikers and injuring eight others. Alpine Rescue Service officials, who provided the toll on Sunday evening, said it could take hours to determine if any hikers might be missing. The National Alpine and Cave Rescue Corps tweeted that the search for the affected area of ​​Marmolada Peak involved at least five helicopters and rescue dogs.
(Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico via AP)

The collapse area emergency department said 15 people were believed to have been part of the hiking group.

The cause of the collapse is not yet known, but a spokesman for the rescue services, Walter Milan, said the area of ​​the collapse had recently experienced high temperatures.

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“It’s extreme heat,” Milan said. “Obviously, it’s something abnormal.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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