Avalanche Kills Five People In Austria – Police

A major avalanche swept five people to their deaths on a mountain in Upper Austria on Sunday, police said.

The five people were believed not to be Austrian, but their identities were still under investigation, a spokeswoman for police in Upper Austria province said. According to a report by Reuters

Broadcaster ORF said on its website that initial indications were the five young victims came from the Czech Republic.

The bodies of the five, who were among a sports group from Czech Republic, were brought down from 2,800 metres up the Dachstein mountain to Hallstatt village for identification, a police spokesman said.

A search has ended and found no more victims, police said.

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