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Avalanche kills 4 foreign tourists in Norway

Last Updated: Monday, March 19, 2012 - 23:35

Oslo: Police say an avalanche buried six Swiss and French tourists in northern Norway on Monday, killing four of them.
One person was dug out alive and taken to a hospital and another was missing after the snowslide near Tromsoe on Norway`s Arctic coast.
Of the six people struck by the avalanche, one was a French citizen and five were Swiss nationals, Tromsoe police spokesman Morten Pettersen said.

He said rescuers had detected signals from their avalanche transceivers buried in the snow.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, March 19, 2012 - 23:35
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