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Skier becomes fourth killed in Italian avalanches in 24 hours

The skier was among four people struck by the avalanche near a mountain refuge on Sunday morning.

Rescuers at work following an avalanche in Val Senales (ANSA via AP)
Rescuers at work following an avalanche in Val Senales (ANSA via AP)

By Associated Press Reporters

An avalanche has killed a skier in the Dolomite Mountains, the fourth death in the Italian Alps in 24 hours.

Italian TV said the skier was among four people struck by the avalanche near a mountain refuge on Sunday morning.

A day earlier, a wall of snow crashed into a group of German skiers in the Senales valley of Bolzano province, killing two seven-year-old girls and the mother of one of them.

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An avalanche killed a woman and two children who were skiing on a glacier in the Italian Alps (ANSA via AP)

Prosecutors say they are investigating whether that slope should have been closed to the public that day, given a high risk of avalanches.

Strong winds have raised the danger of avalanches in Italian Alpine ski areas, which are crowded with holidaymakers.

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