Ten Snowboarders Die In Russian Avalanche


According to an article on MSNBC, ten Russian and German snowboarders were killed in Eastern Russia when their helicopter was hit by an avalanche.

“Ten people were killed when a helicopter carrying snowboarders was hit by an avalanche after landing on a mountain slope in Russia’s Far East, a spokeswoman for the Emergency Ministry said Saturday.”

“It has been found out that the avalanche was started by tourists who were traveling down hill,” Vesti 24 TV said on its web site.”

Read the full article here.

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