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Italy: Avalanche sparked by glacier collapse kills at least 6 people, 19 remain missing

At least six people have been killed after being caught in an avalanche sparked by the collapse of a glacier in the northern Italian Alps. Emergency officials said nine others were injured in the collapse, with two people suffering serious injuries. Rescue teams using helicopters and drones have been working through the night searching for […]

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At least eight killed in two days after three deadly avalanches hit Austria

A person was killed and four others injured in an avalanche in western Austria on Saturday, police said, a day after two other avalanches killed seven skiers as heavy snowfall followed by warmer weather made for unusually dangerous conditions. Austrian broadcaster ORF said the person killed in Saturday’s avalanche in the municipality of Schmirn, in […]

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Avalanche in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains kills skier near Cameron Pass

A backcountry skier near Cameron Pass in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains died Christmas Eve after being “fully buried” in an avalanche, officials said. It was Colorado’s first avalanche death of the season. A total of 12 people died in the state in the 2020-2021 avalanche season, the most in nearly a decade, according to the Colorado […]

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Avalanche hits India’s Uttarakhand state; 10 killed, 31 missing, 384 rescued

At least ten people died and 31 were reported missing after an avalanche hit the Indian state of Uttarakhand. A total of 430 BRO workers were at the road-construction site when the avalanche occurred, Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Kumar said. So far 384 people have been rescued. The avalanche struck at 4:00pm on […]