A German mother and her 11-year-old daughter died from their injuries after they were initially pulled alive from an avalanche in the Italian Alps, reports the Daily Sabah.
The girl died shortly after from the injuries sustained when the slide struck in the Venosta valley in Italy’s province of South Tyrol. The mother suffered life-threatening injuries and later died in hospital.
The two had been part of a group of nine German holidaymakers. The seven others, all members of the same skiing club, were safe and had not been buried under the avalanche which they most likely caused themselves, a spokesman said. The group is believed to have been skiing off-piste when the avalanche struck on Wednesday in the Belpiano-Malga San Valentino ski resort area, known in German as Schoeneben-Haideralm.
There has been a lot of snow in the Italian Alps in recent days, with fresh snow falling Wednesday afternoon, and the whole region of South Tyrol is under a “considerable” avalanche warning of level three on a five-level scale.