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Italian avalanche: Rescuers find eight survivors – and a bit of hope

When first responders first reached Hotel Rigopiano, rescue crews feared the worst for the 30 people trapped inside.

Italian Firefighters/ANSA/AP

Contrary to fast fading hopes of locating any survivors, rescuers found eight people alive on Friday as they worked to free them from the wreckage of a luxury mountain hotel buried under 16 feet of snow and debris after an avalanche in central Italy on Wednesday,

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