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Avalanche kills 4 foreign tourists in Norway

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 13:01

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.


First Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 13:01
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