6 Found Alive After Italy Avalanche


Rome: Italian police radio and news reports say five people are believed to have been found alive in the rubble of the avalanche that flattened a mountain resort and that helicopters have been requested to take them to safety.

Two Associated Press staffers overheard police radio chatter when they were turned away from the site of the disaster Friday. The reports said five people were located in the rubble and that helicopters had been requested.

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The ANSA news agency said the number was six and that firefighting crews were in touch with them but that they were still under the rubble.