German hiker killed in Italian avalanche

Rescued but dies in hospital after being swept away by snow

(ANSA) - Sondrio, April 2 - A German hiker was killed in an avalanche Thursday in northern Italy near the alpine town of Sondrio, close to the Swiss border.
    The hiker had been rescued and taken to hospital after being swept up in the snowslide shortly after 1 p.m. local time in Val Viola, about 2,700 meters above sea level.
    He later died in hospital.
   

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