Six people from southern Russia were killed and two wounded after a snowmobile accident in the Italian Alps. Their vehicle, a snowmobile towing a sled, tipped over and fell 100 meters down a steep ski slope. The vacationers were traveling to their hotel from a restaurant located in the mountains at around 10:00pm. It is thought the group took a wrong turn, heading down the difficult black run, instead of taking the easier illuminated slope.
The Russian consul in Milan, said “The accident may have been caused by technical problems with the vehicle, or speeding on a dangerous section of road.”
It is being reported that it took investigators three hours to find all the bodies as they landed some distance away from each other and were hidden in snow.