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WATCH: Rescue team saves 200 tourists stuck at snowbound mountain pass in Italy

/ 07:07 PM November 01, 2018

Image: Screengrab from Facebook/Massimo Sertori via Storyful

Officials launched an emergency rescue operation at the Stelvio Pass, Italy, yesterday, Oct. 31, after almost 200 tourists were trapped for four days following heavy snowfall.One netizen, Massimo Sertori, uploaded a video via Facebook of snowplows attempting to clear a pathway, while a helicopter flies overhead, on the same day.

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Ringrazio Anas SpA che ha inviato prontamente i suoi mezzi al Passo dello Stelvio, dove circa 200 persone erano bloccate, per ripristinare la situazione in seguito alle avverse condizioni meteorologiche degli ultimi giorni.‬‪#Maltempo‬‪#PassoStelvio‬‪#AlLavoro

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Posted by Massimo Sertori on Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Some tourists who were stuck at the mountain pass were airlifted to safety, as reported by La Repubblica yesterday. Almost 200 people were eventually evacuated from the area.

Northern Italy has endured a week of deadly storms which killed at least 12 people. The mountain was closed for safety reasons, a local official wrote on the route’s Facebook page.

Stelvio Pass links Italy with Switzerland and lies around 140 miles northeast of Milan. KM

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