Austrian police: 5 people killed after 'massive' avalanche sweeps away 17 Czech skiers in Alps

February 6, 2016 5:15 PM

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Austrian police: 5 people killed after 'massive' avalanche sweeps away 17 Czech skiers in Alps

BERLIN — Five people were killed Saturday when a “massive” avalanche in the Austrian Alps struck skiers from the Czech Republic taking part in a freeriding camp, police said.

Two other skiers were injured and ten were rescued unharmed, Tirol police spokesman Helmut Schuetz said.

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