Avalanche kills 4 foreign tourists in Norway

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

Updated: Mar 20, 2012, 13:01 PM IST

Oslo: Police say an avalanche buried six Swiss
and French tourists in northern Norway today, killing four of them.

One person was dug out alive and taken to a hospital and
another was missing after the snow-slide 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.

PTI