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    (File) Excavators remove the snow on the site of an avalanche that covered the railway of the Brig Visp Zermatt Bahn company between Visp and Taesch on January 10, 2018 near Sankt Niklaus, Swiss Alps

    One Killed, Three People Missing After Avalanche Hits Swiss Ski Resort - Reports

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The body of one person has been found after an avalanche hit the Swiss canton of Valais, local media reported, adding that rescue workers were searching for three missing people.

    On Friday, a 400-meter wide avalanche starting at an altitude of about 2,200 meters above the sea hit the Swiss ski resort in the Vallon d'Arbi region near to Riddes in canton Vaud.

    According to the Swissinfo.ch news portal, the identity of the deceased person has not yet been established.

    Valais cantonal police reportedly said that those missing were two French nationals and one Swiss.

    According to a police representative, there are little chances of fnding them alive.

    READ MORE: Snowboarder's Narrow Escape From Avalanche Captured on Video

    ​Switzerland has experienced exceptionally high levels of snow this winter, which has raised avalanche warnings to the maximum alert in several areas.


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