BERLIN (AP) – Three skiers have been killed and two injured in an avalanche in central Austria, authorities said Sunday.
The victims were part of a group of 11 skiers, eight of whom were hit by a snowdrift about 200 meters (655 feet) wide as they climbed a slope during a ski excursion on Thursday. Seven in the Tweng region, in the province of Salzburg.
Three of the skiers were buried by the avalanche, while two others were partially buried and were able to get out on their own, regional police said in a statement. Rescuers were able to locate two of the others with the help of their search devices; one died and the other later died at a hospital in Klagenfurt.
The third skier was buried without a search device. His body was laid about 4 hours after the avalanche and has recovered.
The victims were Austrian men, two of whom were 19 years old and another 24. The two injured skiers were taken to a local hospital.
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