Hundreds of people were evacuated from the Val Ferret area close to the Swiss border at the foot of Mont Blanc.

The body of the man, 71, was recovered on Monday evening and the body of his wife was recovered from underneath the vehicle on Tuesday.

Local authorities evacuated around 200 people who were stranded overnight when the landslide struck in a valley near the town of Courmayeur, in the autonomous region of Aosta Valley.

Helicopters transported many to safety.

"At a certain point, the street disappeared, you couldn't make anything out anymore. You feel like an ant overwhelmed by the mountain," one of the evacuated visitors told Italian daily La Stampa.

Several nearby villages were reportedly damaged, and on Tuesday the main road to Val Ferret remained closed.