Austrian police: 5 skiers die in 'massive' avalanche

2016-02-06 21:59
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Berlin - Police in Austria say five skiers from the Czech Republic have been killed after being buried in a "massive" Alpine avalanche.

Tirol police spokesperson Helmut Schuetz said on Saturday that two people were also injured after the avalanche struck the Wattener Lizum region, 30km southeast of Innsbruck.

Schuetz says a total of 17 people were caught in the avalanche that struck shortly before noon.

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