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Snow makes victims: three skiers killed by avalanches

Three German skiers in the Austrian Lech by an avalanche to the life to come. There is still a fourth skier reported missing, according to authorities Sunday.

The four fellow skiers were on Saturday, allegedly on a closed skiroute on the road. in the Evening they were reported missing. According to the police found the rescuers, the bodies of the three men, 32, 36 and 57 from the Oberschwaben region shortly before midnight. The still missing person is 28 years old and also from South-German provenance.

When the wife of one of the skiers them as missing gave up, managed helpers there quickly in the group to locate through their mobile phone. A reddingsploeg went immediately to the top. Three skiers were according to the police, around 23 hours found. They had injuries and verstikkingsverschijnselen. The skiers had all the emergency equipment with him. Despite of deployed airbags they were still buried.

The search for the missing was due to a large avalanche risk off. Or she Sunday back to work, decided a lawinecommissie in the morning, according to a politiewoordvoerder.

Saturday was in Lech above the 2,000 m level 3 of force. Because the re is snow it will not only in the region Arlberg, the danger of avalanches increase. At a great height, from Tuesday around a meter of fresh snow expected.

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