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Italian Avalanche’s Final Toll 29 as Last Bodies Removed
The final death toll from Italy’s devastating avalanche stands at 29 after the remaining bodies were pulled out of the rubble of a hotel crushed by tons of snow, firefighters said Thursday.
Firefighters issued the update after a week of search efforts at the isolated Hotel Rigopiano in central Italy. Nine people were pulled out alive in the first days of the rescue.
Premier Paolo Gentiloni acknowledged delays in the initial rescue effort after local authorities brushed off...