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Italy: Drone captures avalanche-devastated site of Hotel Rigopiano01:22

Italy: Drone captures avalanche-devastated site of Hotel Rigopiano

Italy, Farindola
January 26, 2017 at 18:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

Drone footage released by Italian emergency services on Wednesday captured images of the avalanche-devastated landscape where the Hotel Rigopiano once stood, in the mountain village of Farindola.

While the ground is covered in snow and debris, the side of the mountain presents a long vegetation-free path created by the avalanche as it passed and reached the building.

The avalanche followed after four earthquakes, reaching over magnitude five, hit central Italy on January 18. The final death toll stands at 29: 15 men and 14 women, with nine bodies still to be identified.

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Drone footage released by Italian emergency services on Wednesday captured images of the avalanche-devastated landscape where the Hotel Rigopiano once stood, in the mountain village of Farindola.

While the ground is covered in snow and debris, the side of the mountain presents a long vegetation-free path created by the avalanche as it passed and reached the building.

The avalanche followed after four earthquakes, reaching over magnitude five, hit central Italy on January 18. The final death toll stands at 29: 15 men and 14 women, with nine bodies still to be identified.

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