Dead after avalanche in Switzerland, in search of more victims suspended

A 34-year-old man from France Tuesday, died after he was in the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana was hit by an avalanche. In total, four people from the snow removed.

The Frenchman, who as a supervisor on the slopes worked, was seriously injured to the hospital, where he was last night died. The three others were lighter injuries.

The search for possible victims went through that night. There were eight helicopters, twelve dogs, and more than 240 rescue workers deployed. The emergency services have the action sat night closed in.

It is not clear whether there are more victims. There are so far no losses reported. The police says the search process to resume as soon as there is reason to.

The sneeuwmassa came Tuesday afternoon down and covered, inter alia, a groomed slope with a length of approximately 400 metres. The avalanche risk was Tuesday as a relatively low estimate.

Crans-Montana is located in the southwest of Switzerland.


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