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Italian crews work overnight after avalanche hits hotel

Two bodies were recovered, but the search for survivors was hampered by heavy snowfall and fears the buildings would collapse.

Soccorso Alpino Speleologico Lazio/Handout via REUTERS

Rescue crews who reached the four-star mountain resort on skis found only eerie silence Thursday after a huge avalanche flattened the hotel, trapping more than 30 people inside. Two bodies were recovered, but the search for survivors was hampered by heavy snowfall and fears the buildings would collapse.

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