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Monday 03 of October 2022

Four Reported Dead in Austrian Alps Avalanche


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

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.