Avalanche in the Central Italy Region of Abruzzo Hits The Hotel Rigopiano in Farindola

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Two people escaped the devastation at the Hotel Rigopiano, in the mountains of the Gran Sasso range, where the four-star spa hotel was buried by an avalanche in earthquake-stricken central Italy Thursday.

— ABC News

As many as 30 people were missing after an avalanche barreled into a mountainside hotel in central Italy, civil protection officials said on Thursday, a day after four earthquakes struck the region.

— The New York Times

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Helicopter footage captured rescue response vehicles attempting to reach hotel Rigopiano, a luxury ski resort in the mountain village of Farindola, Pescara province, after it was hit by an avalanche early on Thursday.

Many are feared to be dead after an avalanche struck Rigopiano Hotel, a luxury ski resort in the mountain village of Farindola, Pescara province early on Thursday morning. The snow slide was triggered by a series of earthquakes that hit central Italy on Wednesday.

Archived video from RUPTLY that was LIVE from Penne, central Italy, after an avalanche struck hotel Rigopiano, a luxury ski resort in nearby Farindola. MOBILE DATA WARNING (1:18:30).

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