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2 killed in avalanche in Scotland: British police

13 Mar 2019, 00:32 ( 2 Months ago)

DF-Xinhua Report
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Two climbers were killed and two others injured in an avalanche on Ben Nevis, Scotland, British police said Tuesday.

   A helicopter, an air ambulance, three road ambulances and a trauma team were sent to the scene, police said.

   A group of military personnel training in the area also offered assistance to the rescuers, according to news reports.

   Just hours before the disaster, the Scottish Avalanche Information Service (SAIS) increased the avalanche hazard to "high" -- the second-most severe warning.

   Police Scotland said: "We were made aware of an avalanche on Ben Nevis shortly after 11:50 this morning."

   "Police Scotland is currently co-ordinating the mountain rescue response to this incident and is supporting partners at the scene. No further details are available at this time."