At least 38 firefighers were trying to extinguish flames that had engulfed the 17-storey building when it collapsed.
The upscale ski resort is located at the foot of the Gran Sasso mountain range in the Abruzzo region of central Italy and eyewitnesses say the avalanche was incredibly strong for the area.
Speaking at a news conference, governor of Istanbul, Vasip Sahin, said the suspect confessed to the crime, this following his arrest on Monday night.
South African actress, Marga van Rooy, 75 has died.
Jazz Legend Thandi Klaasen has died at the age of 86.
Two people have been killed in a botched robbery in Newlands West in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
The figures for the festive season fatalities are expected to be released today.
George Michael’s longtime boyfriend has posted on Twitter about finding his lover’s body.
The official cause of death for George Michael has been determined.
A man has been killed in Seshego Zone Five on the Matlala Road outside Polokwane in Limpopo, after he attempted to assist a paramedic van that had been involved in an accident.