Six still missing at avalanche hotel as death toll rises to 23

Six still missing at avalanche hotel as death toll rises to 23

The death toll from an avalanche that swamped an Italian mountain hotel rose to 23 on Wednesday morning, with six still missing, as a nearby helicopter crash dealt another blow to a region reeling from earthquakes and the heaviest snowfall in decades.

Snow and singing: How avalanche survivors made it through 40 hours in hotel wreckage

Snow and singing: How avalanche survivors made it through 40 hours in hotel wreckage

Hotel dogs reunited with puppies after miracle avalanche escape

Hotel dogs reunited with puppies after miracle avalanche escape

Survivors pulled from rubble in miracle avalanche rescue

Survivors pulled from rubble in miracle avalanche rescue

‘No sign of life’ as rescuers race to find avalanche survivors

‘No sign of life’ as rescuers race to find avalanche survivors

Prospects for rescue look bleak at avalanche-struck hotel

Prospects for rescue look bleak at avalanche-struck hotel

‘Everything we have is here, but we can’t stand any more quakes’

‘Everything we have is here, but we can’t stand any more quakes’

Deadly quake nightmare returns to haunt Italy

Deadly quake nightmare returns to haunt Italy

In pictures: Central Italy’s Montereale reels from four major quakes

In pictures: Central Italy’s Montereale reels from four major quakes