avalanche

Eight students feared dead in avalanche in Japan

It was not immediately clear how many of the victims were students, an official said, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Reuters. The avalanche occurred on Monday morning near a ski slope in Nasu, 160 km (100 miles) north of Tokyo, where 52

No fatalities after avalanche hits popular French resort of Tignes

French authorities have said there were no fatalities after an avalanche hit a ski slope in the popular French resort of Tignes, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Independent. Local emergency services initially said several skiers had been buried in the avalanche. "Several skiers

Italian hotel sent alert just before avalanche

Bruno Di Tommaso's warning came in an email published by Italian media, as rescuers continued searching for 23 missing people at the Rigopiano hotel, the BBC reports. After the series of earthquakes, avalanche buried the remote hotel in Abruzzo, central Italy on

Italy avalanche: Six found alive in hotel after two days

Rescuers said the survivors had been discovered buried under snow. Two are children, Italian media said, according to the BBC. Video footage of the first survivors being pulled free was released by rescue teams on Friday afternoon - more than 40 hours

Italy quake: Up to 30 feared dead after avalanche buries hotel

Italy's Civil Protection agency confirmed the Hotel Rigopiano had been engulfed by a two ­meter high wall of snow and that emergency services were struggling to get ambulances and diggers to the site, RTE reports. The agency said there had been around 30