Two die in Austrian avalanche


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Police say an avalanche has killed two people in the Austrian Alps. 

The Austria Press Agency reported that police official Herbert Jankowitsch said the two were on a paragliding trip when they were hit by the mass of snow today near Reutte, in the western Tyrol province. 

Jankowitsch said the man and woman were found buried under two to three metres of snow. Their identities were not released. 

Avalanches are common in the Alps in the winter months, and are sometimes deadly.