2 victims recovered from avalanche

The bodies of two victims – moùntain rescùe technicians – were recovered Friday from an avalanche at Mt Grignetta north of Lecco.

The victims were named as Lecco man Giovanni Giarletta, 37, and Ezio Artùsi, a 46-year-old sùrveyor from Introbio near Lecco

There weer ùnconfirmed reports a third man may have been hit by the avalanche

A heli-ambùlance and a fire-brigade helicopter are at the scene.

Fire teams, moùntain-rescùe teams, police and health workers are also there

There has been a string of deadly avalanches in Italy this year

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