Four Fatalies In Two Seperate Avalanches In Europe | One in Italy Near Swiss Border, The Other Near St. Anton in Tirol

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The tracks of the skiers could be seen weaving down the slope, before the group propagated a massive fracture that broke off the side of the mountain. pc; Daily Mail
The tracks of the skiers could be seen weaving down the slope, before the group propagated a massive fracture that broke off the side of the mountain. pc; Daily Mail

Four people lost their lives on Friday in two seperate avalanche tragedies in Europe. One incident occured in the Tirol region near St. Anton, and the other was in the backcountry in northern Italy near Valmalenco by the Swiss border.

In the St. Anton event, two people were killed in the second deadly avalanche to hit a region of the Austrian alps in just days. Officers said five people had been in the off-piste area near St Anton when the avalanche struck. The two bodies have been recovered but their gender and nationalities were not yet revealed, according to police.  It comes two days after four Swiss mountain climbers were swept away by an avalanche in the same province on Wednesday.

Rescuers work to find the victims of the deadly avalanche near St. Anton on Friday March 17th. pc; Daily Mail
Rescuers work to find the victims of the deadly avalanche near St. Anton on Friday March 17th. pc; Daily Mail
In a separate incident in Italy in the resort of Valmalenco, three people have also been caught in an avalanche with one surviving and two tragically losing their lives.  The avalanche occurred at over 3000 meters around 12:15. The avalanche measured 50 meters wide, 300 meters long, and 1 meter deep.
Rescue efforts included a helicopter in northern Italy on Friday March 17th for two back country skiers killed in an avalanche in the Western Rhaetian Alps in Alta Valmalenco in Lombardy in northern Italy near the Swiss border. pc Centro Mateo Italiano
Rescue efforts included a helicopter in northern Italy on Friday March 17th for two back country skiers killed in an avalanche in the Western Rhaetian Alps in Alta Valmalenco in Lombardy in northern Italy near the Swiss border. pc Centro Mateo Italiano

 Two of the skiers were caught, buried, and killed in the avalanche. The 3rd skier managed to escape unharmed and immediately alerted authorities. Rescuers responded to the scene by helicopter and began a search. One of the victims was found using an avalanche transceiver. The other was found by a search dog.


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