Switzerland: Avalanche kills woman in Alps near Italian border

Forty-year-old local dies overnight at hospital in Sion

Sunday 25 February 2018 14:10
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Four skiers were involved in the incident and all were recovered by helicopter
Four skiers were involved in the incident and all were recovered by helicopter

Swiss police say a woman has died after being hit by an avalanche in the Alps near the Italian border.

Police in Switzerland's Valais canton (state) said four skiers were carried away by the avalanche Saturday afternoon after leaving a mountain hut in the Arolla area.

Rescuers were able to recover them and take them to the hospital by helicopter. But police said Sunday that one of them, a 40-year-old local woman, died overnight at a hospital in Sion.

AP

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