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4 more survivors pulled out of Italy's avalanche-hit hotel

  • One of the three children that were rescued from the avalanche-hit Rigopiano Hotel is transported to a hospital in Pescara, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Three children were rescued from the avalanche-hit Rigopiano Hotel on Friday. and transported to Pescara hospital. One of the rescued children brought to Pescara was Ludovica Parete, the daughter of Giampiero Parete, the man who escaped Wednesday's avalanche and first sounded the alarm by calling his boss. (Claudio Lattanzio/ANSA via AP)

    One of the three children that were rescued from the avalanche-hit Rigopiano Hotel is transported to a hospital in Pescara, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Three children were rescued from the avalanche-hit Rigopiano Hotel on Friday. and transported to Pescara hospital. One of the rescued children brought to Pescara was Ludovica Parete, the daughter of Giampiero Parete, the man who escaped Wednesday's avalanche and first sounded the alarm by calling his boss. (Claudio Lattanzio/ANSA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • A woman gets assistance after being pulled out from the hotel that was hit by an avalanche on Wednesday, in Rigopiano, central Italy, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Rescue crews located more than eight people alive in the rubble of an avalanche-crushed hotel on Friday, an incredible discovery that boosted spirits two days after the massive snow slide buried around 30 people in the resort. (ANSA via AP)

    A woman gets assistance after being pulled out from the hotel that was hit by an avalanche on Wednesday, in Rigopiano, central Italy, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Rescue crews located more than eight people alive in the rubble of an avalanche-crushed hotel on Friday, an incredible discovery that boosted spirits two days after the massive snow slide buried around 30 people in the resort. (ANSA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Rescuers work at the avalanche-hit Rigopiano hotel, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. After two days huddled in freezing cold, tons of snow surrounding them in the wreckage of the avalanche-demolished hotel, survivors greeted their rescuers Friday as "angels." Among the 10 people pulled out alive was a plucky 6-year-old who just wanted her favorite cookies. (Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico/The National Alpine Cliff and Cave Rescue Corps (CNSAS) via AP)

    Rescuers work at the avalanche-hit Rigopiano hotel, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. After two days huddled in freezing cold, tons of snow surrounding them in the wreckage of the avalanche-demolished hotel, survivors greeted their rescuers Friday as "angels." Among the 10 people pulled out alive was a plucky 6-year-old who just wanted her favorite cookies. (Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico/The National Alpine Cliff and Cave Rescue Corps (CNSAS) via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Emergency crews have extracted four more survivors from the rubble of a hotel crushed by an avalanche and are searching for more as family members await word if their relatives are among the lucky ones to get out.

Firefighter spokesman Alberto Maiolo says so far rescue teams have located 11 people alive, including the four who were pulled out overnight.

In addition, four bodies have been recovered.

The survivors include all four children who were in the Hotel Rigopiano in central Italy's snow-covered Gran Sasso mountain range when the avalanche struck Wednesday afternoon.