> Disaster, as a massive avalanche hits a mountain-side hotel in central Italy. Triggered by a series of earthquakes, many are feared dead. Officials say up to 30 people might be buried. Rescue workers struggling in the darkness, bringing survivors to safety. Families awaiting word on the fate of their loved ones.
Up to five meters or 16 feet of snow has fallen on the Grand Sasso mountain range in recent days. The tremors started on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reporting it included a 5.7 magnitude quake. The region is still recovering from a deadly earthquake in August that killed hundreds.