Swiss avalanche 'buries 12 skiers' at Alps resort

AN AVALANCHE has buried up to 12 skiers in the Swiss Alps, according to reports.

A rescue mission is under way after the avalanche was reported in Crans Montana this afternoon.

Police said in a statement: "An avalanche occurred in the Plaine-Morte sector, search and rescue teams are on the site. Several people are buried."

Local newspaper, The Nouvelliste, reports that up to 12 are believed to be trapped in the snow.

Ski lift company Crans-Montana said the alarm had been set off at 1.23pm and that the "circumstances of the incident are not yet...
source: Daily Star

2019-02-19 21:15
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