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Avalanche in Austria buries two German skiers

Avalanche in Austria buries two German skiers
Avalanche in Austria buries two German skiers

An avalanche buried two German skiers in Austria, killing one of them. Rescuers managed to save the second skier.

A mountain rescue unit and a helicopter were on the scene of the avalanche in the Sellraintal region near Innsbruck, officials said.

They said the snowslide happened around noon (1000GMT) as six skiers belonging to a tour group from Bavaria were moving through the area.

The victim's age was given as 38, but officials provided no other details. They said the skier had been crushed beneath 2 meters (6Ѕ feet) of snow.