Another person died in the glacier rupture in northern Italy. The number of fatalities after the accident on Sunday afternoon in the Dolomites rose to at least six, as a spokeswoman for the Veneto region’s rescue control center confirmed on request. Details of the victims, such as their nationality, were not disclosed.
A large chunk of glacier had detached itself from the Marmolada mountain massif and had fallen down into the valley. At least two rope teams were hit on the normal ascent route. Helicopters and dogs were used to search for other victims in the evening.
Search and rescue workers had to exercise extreme caution because of the risk that more ice and rockfalls could follow. According to the information, 18 people were above the broken-off point and were waiting to be rescued.