Five Killed in Avalanche in Austria's Skiing Region: Police

February 6, 2016 5:31 PM

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

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

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