Updated at 12:10 p.m. ET
An avalanche in central Italy has buried a ski resort, leaving about 30 people missing and prompting a frantic rescue effort.
Three bodies have been recovered, The Associated Press reports, but the full extent of the death toll is not yet known. Children are believed to be among the missing.
Rescue workers who arrived at the hotel found two survivors outside, but "no sign of life" in the building, the AP reports.