The man would have escaped the tragedy that had left the hotel to get something from the car, only minutes before the avalanche hit. His wife and two children, however, remain at the hotel. “There are many dead,” said Antonio Crocetta, head of a rescue team that occurred on the night of Wednesday to Thursday, quoted by Italian media. According to the head of civil protection, Fabrizio Curcio, the hotel located near the farindola in the Abruzzo region, there were about 30 people, AFP notes. Two people were found and rescued from under the snow, one of which was in a state of hypothermia.
Abruzzo region is about 100 kilometers from Amatrice Wednesday and was affected by a series of seismic movements. One of the hypotheses is that the causes of this avalanche is linked to one of these powerful earthquakes that were felt to Rome, at a distance of almost 180 kilometers from the epicenter. Access to the hotel is difficult due to weather conditions and particularly because of snowfall. Snow the hotel is almost 2 meters and the first rescuers on the scene on skis.