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Avalanche in Italian Alps kills two Italian skiers


Avalanche in Italian Alps kills 2 Italian skiers; others survive a nearby avalanche (File photo)
Avalanche in Italian Alps kills 2 Italian skiers; others survive a nearby avalanche (File photo)

Staff writers

January 6, 2013 — Rescuers have found the bodies of two Italian skiers who were killed by an avalanche in the Italian Alps.

The Italian news agency ANSA said rescuers found the remains of two skiers on Saturday night near a lake about 10 hours after the avalanche, but had to wait until daybreak Sunday to remove the bodies. 

The avalanche occurred near the town of Moeno in the Val di Fiemme, a valley in the South Tyrol area.

Nearby, another avalanche rushed past four Italians who were hiking on Saturday after taking off their skis. All survived, with one suffering a broken leg, ANSA said.

On a separate peak in the valley, six Russians were killed on Friday night when their snowmobile towing a sled defied a vehicle ban on a dangerous slope and crashed.


With files from The Associated Press

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