The number of missing after the deadly avalanche accident in the Italian Dolomites has fallen from thirteen to eight. The police in Trento confirmed this when asked on Tuesday. Four foreigners who were missing could be contacted and are healthy. In addition, the personal details of a seriously injured man who was taken to a clinic in Treviso after the accident could be determined, as reported by the Ansa news agency.
An avalanche of ice, snow and debris buried several climbers on Sunday on the Marmolada in northern Italy. The authorities have so far confirmed seven dead and eight injured, including two Germans.
The emergency services on site continued the search for dead and missing people at the scene of the accident on Tuesday. Because the subsoil was still unstable and the authorities could not rule out further avalanches, the rescue workers flew over the area with drones. The mountain massif remains closed until further notice.