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Marmolada: six dead, eight injured, 17 missing

Heat wave linked to glacier collapse

(ANSA) - ROME, JUL 4 - Six people are dead, eight are injured and 17 people are missing after a massive chunk of the Marmolada glacier in northern Italy broke away on Sunday, causing a deadly avalanche, investigative sources said on Monday.
    Two of the deceased have not yet been identified.
    Three of the victims are Italian and one is Czech.
    Rescuers worked throughout the night looking for survivors with the help of drones. Experts have linked the current heat wave that has hit Italy to the disaster, saying it has made the glacier unstable. Scientists say more frequent and intense heat waves are a result of climate change caused by human activity.



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