A skier in the Dolomite Mountains died Sunday after being struck by an avalanche. This is the fourth person to be killed in a 24-hour period from avalanches in the Italian Alps. The skier was among a group of four people who were hit by the avalanche near a mountain refuge Sunday morning.
On Saturday, a woman and two children who were skiing on a glacier in the Senales valley of Bolzano province were killed when they were struck by an avalanche. One of the children was severely injured and was taken by helicopter to a hospital. The child later died.
Two other skiers from the same group, a father and his 11-year-old son, were injured but not critically, the BBC reported. There were no reports of missing skiers at this time, rescuers said.