All 11 victims of Italian glacier collapse identified

All 11 victims of Italian glacier collapse identified

Italian police confirmed 11 people died when a glacier collapsed in the Alps in an incident being blamed on rising temperatures. Rescue teams had feared a 12th person could have been killed, but now say there is no reason to believe the toll will be higher. The Fassa Valley was holding a day of mourning to honour those who killed in the avalanche on Sunday on the Marmolada, which at more than 3,300 metres (10,830 feet) is the highest peak in the Dolomites, a range in the eastern Italian Alps straddling the regions of Trento and Veneto. Much of Italy…
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Italians find more victims of glacier collapse

Italians find more victims of glacier collapse

Italian rescue teams on Wednesday found two more victims of the glacier collapse in the Alps that is feared to have killed up to 12 people and is being blamed on rising temperatures. At least nine people are now confirmed to have been killed in the avalanche on Sunday on the Marmolada, which at more than 3,300 metres (10,830 feet) is the highest peak in the Dolomites, a range in the eastern Italian Alps straddling the regions of Trento and Veneto. Maurizio Fugatti, president of the Trento region, said that searches using drones would continue as a further three people,…
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UPDATED: Italians seek to identify victims of glacier collapse

UPDATED: Italians seek to identify victims of glacier collapse

CANAZEI, Italy, July 6 (Reuters) - Italian authorities sought on Wednesday to find the remaining victims of the glacier collapse in the Alps that is feared to have killed 12 people and is being blamed on rising temperatures. "The drones are flying over the avalanche surface in the hopes that the melting ice will allow us to find something on the surface," said Maurizio Dellantonio, president of the local Trentino Alpine Rescue team. "It is very important for us to find even the smallest object in order to ensure that we can find out what happened, or to try to…
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UPDATED: Drones, helicopters search for missing after Italian glacier collapse

UPDATED: Drones, helicopters search for missing after Italian glacier collapse

CANAZEI, Italy, July 4 (Reuters) - Helicopter crews and drones searched on Monday for around 15 people missing in the Italian Alps after part of a mountain glacier collapsed, killing at least six people and injuring eight. Much of Italy has been baking in an early-summer heatwave and experts said the disaster was linked to climate change that was making glaciers more unstable. Sunday's avalanche took place on the Marmolada, which at more than 3,300 metres is the highest peak in the Dolomites, a range in the eastern Italian Alps straddling the regions of Trento and Veneto. "This is the…
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