MILAN (Reuters) – In a clash between a helicopter and a light aircraft in the Italian Alps, four Germans were killed on Friday. The remaining victims came from Italy, France and Belgium, the Italian police said on Sunday.
"We can not divulge the names because some of the families still do not know," said one official from the Alps Joint Rescue Service in Entreves in the Aosta Valley, told Reuters.
The two survivors were French and German, the official said. The French survivor will be investigated in connection with the accident, he added, without giving any details.
The two planes collided in the air over the Rutor Glacier in the Aosta Valley, about 80 km northwest of the city of Turin on Friday afternoon.
The Italian rescue workers had found five of the victims and the two survivors on Friday. Two more bodies were discovered on Saturday at some distance from the wreckage of the two aircraft in the snow.
How the accident happened is not yet clear.
Reporting by Francesca Landini; Editing by Keith Weir