Rescuers Try to Get to Tunnel's Entrance

Rescue works are continuing in the Karmadon Gorge, North Ossetia (Russia's autonomy in the North Caucasus, where on September 20th an avalanche left over 100 people buried under the thick ice on the bottom of the gorge)they have moved 131 metres closer to the entrance to the tunnel. This was reported by Russia's Emergencies Ministry.

At the weekend, works were conducted to extend the roads Fiagron-Karmadon and Suarg-Gornaya Saniba. In all, 3,940 metres of the motorway Gizel-Karmadon have been cleared off by now. Rescue groups have mopped up the area around the tunnels blocked by the ice and prepared the site for further examination.

No news can be reported about the victims: 15 out of the 16 discovered bodies have been identified, 116 people are considered missing, including 24 people of Sergei Bodrov Jr.'s film crew. 103 people have been evacuated from the scene of the disaster.