Avalanches, accidents push Europe’s winter death toll to 21
Saturday, 12 January 2019 Belgrade (Serbia): Heavy snow paralysed much of Europe for yet another day, cutting off mountain villages, sparking avalanches like one that crashed into a Swiss hotel and killing at least four more people on Friday. Workers at the Hotel Saentis in eastern Switzerland spent Friday shovelling out hip-deep snow after a 300-metre wide avalanche smashed through the hotel’s windows Thursday afternoon and piled up in rooms and the dining hall. Police said three people were hurt by avalanche in...
Authorities in Austria have used explosive charges to trigger controlled avalanches after heavy snowfall hit parts of the country, as seen in this video published on January 11. Credit: Austrian Army via Storyful
Sonja Griesser, who lives in the beautiful Austrian mountainous region of Langenfeld, was shoveling snow with her father at her house on January 14 when she heard an alarming noise.She turned to see an..
The Austrian Armed Forces has used a Black Hawk helicopter to monitor avalanches and dislodge snow from trees in the state of Salzburg, as seen in this footage posted on January 11.Severe winter storms..