At least six survivors, including children, have been found in the rubble of a hotel in Italy that was destroyed by an avalanche on Wednesday.
Four people have been confirmed dead and around two dozen people remain missing.
As of this morning, there has been no further sign of life inside the snow-covered resort.
Rescuers were overheard by The Associated Press saying over the radio that they had found people alive.
The number of survivors located Friday might be as high as eight, according to some Italian news outlets. After talking with the trapped people, firefighters and other rescuers worked to free them from the snow and debris.
Those inside the hotel were trapped by 17 feet of snow as well as by the rubble, the AP reports.
“By late Thursday, only 25 vehicles had arrived, along with 135 rescue workers, and civil protection authorities said part of the night was spent trying to widen the road,” the AP writes.