Man, 23, killed by avalanche

(ANSA) – CUNEO, FEB 1 – A 23-year-old Italian man died in a
Cuneo hospital overnight of injuries sustained when he was hit
by an avalanche in the Cunean Alps on Sunday, local sources said
    The man was named as Filippo Calandri.
    He was struck by the avalanche at Acceglio, in the Valle Maira
    A lieutenant teacher in an army technical school in Turin,
Calandri was originally from Bologna.
    He was with a companion, who was unhurt, at an altitude of 2,300
metres, beyond the Gardetta mountain refuge, when he was
engulfed by a metre and a half of snow.
    Calandri’s death followed that on Sunday of a 46-year-old skier
and hiker hit by an avalanche in the same area on Saturday.
    The man, Maurizio Orlandin, from Omegna near Turin, arrived in
hospital suffering from severe hypothermia following two cardiac
    He was vice president of the mountaineering group CAI in Omegna.


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