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Glacier collapses in Italian Alps, killing at least 5 hikers

An avalanche sparked by the collapse of a glacier in the northern Italian Alps has killed at least five people and injured eight others, an emergency services spokeswoman says.

“Unfortunately, five people were found lifeless,” Michela Canova tells AFP, saying that the eight injured “remain a provisional count.”

The glacier collapsed on the mountain of Marmolada, the highest in the Italian Dolomites.

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