30 feared dead as avalanche destroys mountain hotel in Italy

A huge avalanche swallowed up a luxury mountain hotel in central Italy after a series of strong earthquakes rocked the area, burying up to 30 people under tonnes of snow and debris, officials said on Thursday. More than 24 hours after the avalanche hit, the Civil Protection department said just two bodies had been recovered.… Read More 30 feared dead as avalanche destroys mountain hotel in Italy

6.2-magnitude earthquake destroy towns in central Italy

A strong earthquake brought down buildings in mountainous central Italy early on Wednesday, trapping residents and sending others fleeing into the streets, with at least 10 people believed killed. The quake caused serious damage to a number of towns and villages, but did not seem to have hit heavily populated areas. The worst affected towns… Read More 6.2-magnitude earthquake destroy towns in central Italy