In Italy, a large part of the Alpine glacier broke down and fell. At least 6 people died due to its grip. 8 people were injured. According to Italy’s state-run television channel, 18 people are trapped under the rubble of snow and rocks. The death toll may increase.
National Alpine and Cave Rescue Corps officer Michaela Canova said – As soon as the information was received, the exercise to save the people was started. Two of the injured were taken to a hospital in Belluno. At the same time, the condition of one was serious. He has been admitted to the hospital in Treviso. 5 people have been taken to the hospital in Trento.The glacier collapsed on Mount Marmolada, the highest in the Italian Dolomites, near Punta Rocca, said Walter Milan, a spokesman for Tha Glacier Alpine Rescue Service on the 11,000-foot-high mountain. The height of Marmolada is about 11,000 feet. The help of 5 helicopters and sniffer dogs is being taken in the ongoing rescue operation in Marmolada Peak area.
The reasons for the break-up of the glacier are not
known, he said, adding that it is not known what caused a large part of the glacier to break. He said that Italy has been facing severe heat since June. Heat can also be the reason for the breaking of glaciers.