Avalanche on Italian glacier kills woman, 2 children

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Rescuers at work following an avalanche in Val Senales, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019.(ANSA via AP)
Rescuers at work following an avalanche in Val Senales, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019.(ANSA via AP)

ROME (AP) — An avalanche killed a woman and two children who were skiing on a glacier in the Italian Alps on Saturday.

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One of the children, severely injured, had been taken by helicopter to a hospital. Italian RAI state TV reported the child later died.

Both children were 7 years old. At least one other skier was injured.

Alpine rescue corps spokesman Walter Milan said three helicopters, including one from nearby Austria, were involved in a search for any other possible victims of the avalanche in the Senales valley. There were no reports of missing skiers.

Milan said the victims are believed to be Germans, although identification procedures were not yet complete.

Milan said the risk of avalanches in the area has been high.

Another avalanche injured a man in a valley in Bolzano province. Milan said he was rescued by fellow skiers.