Tragic Week In The Alps

Tragic Week In The Alps

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Tragic Week In The Alps

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Planetski.eu brings us this update on the tragic week in the Alps that resulted in 6 deaths.

Breakdown:

  • 3 people killed in avalanches.
  • 2 children dead after skiing into trees. 
  • 1 woman died after a collision with another skier. 

3 People Killed in Avalanches

3 people died this week in a single small area of Switzerland.

There were three avalanches on Wednesday alone near the PlanetSKI base resort of Verbier in the Valais canton of Switzerland. Three people died.

In one a 20-year old Swedish man lost his life. He was skiing off piste in the Nendaz area with three friends when he was swept away.

2 Children Dead After Skiing Into Trees

A 10-year old British girl lost control and crashed into a tree at the resort of Mayrhofen. She died later in hospital from her injuries.

A 12-year old German boy also died this week after he too collided with a tree in Austria. It is being reported that both children were wearing helmets at the time.

1 Woman Died After A Collision With Another Skier

And finally….  A 44-year old woman from Liechtenstein died instantly after she crashed into a 47-year old German man in the Austrian resort of Zurs. She was wearing a helmet but died from severe head injuries.

 

 

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