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Tragedy in Italy/ Massif of ice breaks off the mountainside, 6 dead and 20 missing

Tragedy in Italy/ Massif of ice breaks off the mountainside, 6 dead and 20

Six people were killed, ten injured and 20 missing after a large chunk of an alpine glacier broke off a mountainside in Marmolada, Italy, raining ice, rock and snow on two groups of climbers.

Rescue teams are equipped with thermal cameras capable of detecting the heat given off by people's bodies: the hope is to find as many people alive as possible, despite the harsh climatic conditions.

"Prime Minister Mario Draghi expresses his deepest condolences to the victims of the terrible collapse in Marmolada. The government is with their families and all the injured," the Italian Prime Minister said in a note.