- Title: Body of seventh victim found in Italy hotel avalanche
- Date: 23rd January 2017
- Summary: PENNE, ITALY (JANUARY 23, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF RESCUE WORKERS AT TEMPORARY OPERATION BASE SET UP AT A SPORTS CENTRE DURING POWER CUT ITALY'S FIRE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN LUCA CARI IN INTERVIEW (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) ITALY'S FIRE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN, LUCA CARI, SAYING: "Yes, this afternoon the rescue teams found and recovered the body of a woman. We are now getting to the heart of the structure where this body was found. In the meantime we are still working on recovering the body of the person that was located yesterday evening." VARIOUS OF MEDIA WORKING
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- Keywords: Italy avalanche hotel death toll body fire department spokesman Luca Cari Penne Farindola
- Location: PENNE, ITALY
- City: PENNE, ITALY
- Country: Italy
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Earthquakes/Volcanoes/Tsunami
- Reuters ID: LVA00160AYZWN
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- Story Text:The body of a seventh victim was found in the buried ruins of a mountain hotel in central Italy on Monday (January 23).
Eleven people survived the Jan. 18 disaster in the Gran Sasso national park, including four children who were pulled out alive from under tonnes of snow and debris on Friday (January 20).
The woman's body was recovered on Monday afternoon, bringing the confirmed death toll to seven and the number missing to around 22. Rescuers were still working to extract a body located on Sunday (January 22), fire brigade spokesman Luca Cari said.
"Yes, this afternoon the rescue teams found and recovered the body of a woman. We are now getting to the heart of the structure where this body was found. In the meantime we are still working on recovering the body of the person that was located yesterday evening," he said as a power cut hit the temporary operation base which has been set up at a sports centre in Penne.
The government has promised to review its emergency response apparatus in the wake of the disaster, and a court in nearby Pescara has opened an investigation.
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