Avalanche kills 4 foreign tourists in Norway

Police say an avalanche buried six Swiss and French tourists in northern Norway on Monday, killing four of them.

Last Updated: Mar 19, 2012, 23:35 PM IST

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