5 Killed In Austrian Avalanche: Police

February 6, 2016 5:31 PM

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Vienna: Five people were killed in an avalanche that buried 17 people from the Czech Republic in Austria's skiing region of Tyrol today, police said.

The avalanche, which regional TV station ORF Tirol said was 2 km (1.25 miles) wide and 5 m (16 feet) high, came down shortly after noon at the Wattener Lizum region, about 40 km (25 miles) southeast of Innsbruck in western Austria.

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