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Four Reported Dead in Austrian Alps Avalanche

Four people in the group were able to free themselves from the snow on their own and alerted rescue crews

Mountain rescue personnel try to locate a man still missing as they work at the Jochgrubenkopf mountain, southeast of Innsbruck, Austria, photo: Zeitungsfoto/Daniel Liebl, via AP
5 months ago

BERLIN – The Austria Press Agency says four mountain climbers have been killed in an avalanche in the Austrian Alps.

The report, citing police, says the climbers were part of an eight-person ski touring group when the avalanche hit at about 12:30 p.m. (1130 GMT; 7:30 a.m. EDT) Wednesday.

Four people in the group were able to free themselves from the snow on their own and alerted rescue crews.

The avalanche came on the 8,050-foot Jochgrubenkopf mountain, southeast of Innsbruck, and measured about 2,300-feet -long with the snow depth reaching 40 feet.

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