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Two deaths due to avalanches in Austria after a heavy snowfall

When two different avalanches are Sunday in Austria two skiers to the life when they are under the sneeuwverschuiving highlanders.

In the ski resort Diedamskopf in au-schoppernau came Sunday, a 26-year-old skier killed by an avalanche.

In the nearby ski resort of Damüls came later in the day, a 32-year-old skier for life. He, too, was buried under an avalanche. Both skiers were from Germany.

Heavy snowfall causes a few days before the great chaos in Germany and Austria. In addition to the avalanche risk in the ski areas are also a lot of roads impassable. The public transport is in many places disrupted and airports have been dozens of flights to delete.

In the Austrian region of Tyrol, there is even a ban on forest walks. In Berchtesgadener Land, in the south of Germany, it was Saturday, a twenty-year bergwandelaarster buried by an avalanche.

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Heavy snowfall in the city centre of Innsbruck

Thousands of holidaymakers stuck by avalanches

The Fernpass, one of the most important connections between Germany and Austria, it was Sunday morning some time closed due to an avalanche. The ski areas Obertauern (Pongau/Lungau) and Saalbach-Hinterglemm (Pinzgau) were on Sunday closed to traffic. In this popular place were twelve thousand holidaymakers.

The end of the problems is still not in sight. The Austrian weather service warns that in the coming days is still hard continues to snow.

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