8 Found Alive In Italian Hotel Hit By Avalanche [VIDEO]

Search crews reported early Friday that eight people, including two children, have been found alive inside an Italian mountain hotel that was hit by an avalanche a day earlier, killing at least two. A search was underway for at least 25 missing people at the Rigopiano hotel in central Italy. The avalanche came after a series of earthquakes. Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said the country had experienced an β€œunprecedented vice of frost and earthquakes.” The European Union expressed solidarity with Italy after the earthquake and subsequent avalanche and pledged to offer assistance, with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker saying β€œan earthquake in Italy is an earthquake in Europe.”