The first rescue workers reached the Hotel Rigopiano at around 4am, some 11 hours after the avalanche struck central Italy.
Italian alpine rescuers pull out all in stops in bid to reach survivors buried in avalanche-hit hotel in Abruzzo.
Hopes had been fading fast of finding any of the 30 people including four children reported missing
Rescue workers face treacherous conditions as they fight against time and the elements to find survivors after an avalanche struck a luxury mountain hotel in central Italy, hours after a series of str
Impossible to reach by car, emergency workers have been trying to access the Hotel Rigopiano by alternative methods.
Heavy snowfall is hampering rescue operations in regions of central Italy affected by Wednesday's earthquakes. Lazio, Marche and Abruzzo were shaken by a wave of strong tremors on Wednesday.
Four people have died and up to 25 are missing after an avalanche struck the Hotel Rigopiano in central Italy.
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