According to initial reports from local medics, eight rescuers died under the snow slide, while up to 20 were believed missing.
Alert : A second avalanche has occurred in #Turkey killing at least 8 rescue workers and leaving at least 20 others buried under the snow. Rescue workers were sent to rescue people from an earlier #avalanche that killed 5 people near the town of Bahcesehirpic.twitter.com/tiDmpbPpRo— Shark NewsWires (@SharkNewsWires) February 5, 2020
The rescue team were responding to an earlier avalanche that buried a snow-clearing vehicle and a minibus at a highway near the town of Bahcesehir on Tuesday. As a result of the avalanche, five people were killed, and two were trapped.