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3 skiers killed, 5 injured in northern Italy avalanche

Friday, 3 March 2017


ROME – 3 skiers were killed and 5 injured when an avalanche swept through a mountain pass on Thursday near the resort of Courmayeur in northern Italy, rescuers said.

The victims were from Italy, Germany and Belgium, police officer Daniele Ollier said.

3 injured people – an Italian man, an Italian woman and a man who has not yet been identified – are being treated in hospital, Alpine emergency service spokesman Walter Milan said while 2 Belgians have been discharged from hospital after medical checks and treatment, Milan said.

Only expert skiers should attempt the narrow pass, which contains exposed rock, police officer Delfino Viglione said.

Source by: Internet

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