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Avalanches, accidents push Europe’s winter death toll to 21

WorldNews Saturday, 12 January 2019
Avalanches, accidents push Europe’s winter death toll to 21Belgrade (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...
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News video: Austrian Army Drops Charges to Trigger Controlled Avalanches

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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

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