Rescuers said the survivors had been discovered buried under snow, but not all had been extracted. Two are children, Italian media said. “They are alive and we are talking to them,” fire spokesperson Luca Cari told Reuters news agency. The deep avalanche buried the remote hotel, in the central Abruzzo region, after several earthquakes.
Syria’s antiquities chief said the tetrapylon a group of four pillared structures which were mainly modern replicas have also been ruined. The jihadists recaptured the Unesco Listed archaeological site in December from government troops. IS destroyed other monuments after it first seized Palmyra in May 2015.