20 March 2012, 16:05
Five die in Norwegian avalanche
PARIS. March 20. KAZINFORM An avalanche in Norway's High Arctic region has killed five skiers. A sixth was pulled alive from the snow and is said to be in a stable condition.
The victims, who were Swiss and French nationals, had been part of a group of 12 skiing off-piste when the avalanche occurred some 1,000 metres above the nearby Lyngen Fjord. Those who died were buried up to six metres deep, the Euronews reports.
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