British woman dies after falling 100ft while hiking in Italian Dolomites | World News

A British woman is believed to have died while hiking in the Italian Dolomites.

The woman, whose name has not been released, is thought to have been trekking with her husband in Catinaccio, Italy, when she slipped and fell 100ft onto the rocks below.

Local media claims the incident took place at around 2pm on 24 July.

Earlier this month an avalanche killed nearly a dozen people in the Dolomites when a huge ball of ice fell from a melting glacier.

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Several hikers on a popular trail in Italy’s Alps died

The 56-year-old’s death is the second of a British citizen in Italy in a week after Aran Chada, 51, from Leicestershire, drowned in Lake Garda.

He is thought to have had a seizure after leaping from a boat to save his young son in the water.

Sky News has contacted the Foreign, Development and Commonwealth Office for comment.

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