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Desperate Search in Bavaria for Ice Rink Survivors


Hundreds of rescuers in southern Germany are desperately searching Tuesday for survivors of a roof collapse at an ice-skating rink in Bavaria.

The snow-covered roof caved in Monday, killing at least 10 people, four of them young children. Some 30 people were injured.

Police with sniffer dogs are among the 700 workers combing the wreckage. Construction cranes are being used to remove heavy parts of the collapsed roof, but snow is still falling heavily, hampering operations.

Authorities in the town of Bad Reichenhall, near the Austrian border say it is not clear how many people may still be trapped in the debris. They believe 50 or more people were inside the building when the accident occurred.

Snow on the building's roof is the suspected reason for the collapse, but authorities the amount was well below the level where safety would have been a concern.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP, and Reuters.
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