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    KEMEROVO, February 8 (RIA Novosti) - One person has died and the other has been rescued in an avalanche on the border between the Republic of Khakassia and the Kemerovo Region in southwest Siberia, the regional emergencies center said Sunday.

    The avalanche occurred early on Sunday, hitting railroad tracks between the railway station of Chulzhan and Khakassia when railway workers were carrying out repairs, the emergencies center said.

    The rescue operation has been completed, the emergencies center said.

    It was earlier presumed that five people had been trapped in the avalanche.

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