Italian Alps rescuers find two more bodies after mid-air collision

 A rescue worker at the site of the aerial tragedy on the Rutor glacier.
A rescue worker at the site of the aerial tragedy on the Rutor glacier.PHOTO: EPA-EFE
The site of the aerial tragedy on the Rutor glacier in Italy.
The site of the aerial tragedy on the Rutor glacier in Italy.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

MILAN (REUTERS) - Italian rescue workers have found two more bodies after a mid-air collision between a helicopter and a light aircraft in the Italian Alps, bringing the death toll to seven, the alpine rescue corps said on Saturday (Jan 26).

Two bodies were found in the snow far from the wrecks of the two aircraft, a spokesman for the rescuers said.

On Friday, the rescue corps posted a video of the Rutor glacier in the Aosta Valley, some 80km north-west of the city of Turin, showing one of the aircraft partly submerged in deep snow.

Two survivors were found on Friday.

It is not yet clear how the accident happened.