Italian Army Helicopters Rescue Tourists Amid Avalanche Danger

(Italian Army via AP/Newscred)

by Telegraph Video, The Telegraph, January 24, 2018

Authorities say about 150 people have been airlifted to safety from a high valley in northern Italy because of severe avalanche risks.

The evacuees included 75 guests and workers at a four-star mountainside hotel located in an area near the Austrian border where an avalanche hit on Monday night.

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The avalanche didn't strike the hotel, but damaged an outbuilding at a farm. Another avalanche nearby destroyed the second floor of a family home. No injuries were reported.

The avalanche danger in the Vallelunga area of the high Venosta Valley has been put at the risk scale's highest level after a record snowfall in recent days.

The area where the luxury Langtauferer Hof hotel and other tourist sites are situated has been completely cut off by the snow.

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