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Crans-Montana: rescuers hunt skiers in Swiss avalanche



  A screenshot of a video shows a large pile of snow and affected skiers.

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Social media videos showed a number of affected skiers

According to police, rescue workers are looking for an avalanche in a popular ski resort in the Swiss Alps.

Officials confirmed that the avalanche was reported at 1

4.15 in Crans-Montana (13:15 GMT).

Images on social media suggest that a significant slope was affected, but police have not yet confirmed the exact location of the rescue operations.

According to local media reports, up to 12 people may have been buried.

A local journalist of the scene shared a photo on Twitter that seems to show the avalanche.

Search dogs and at least two rescue helicopters should be on site.

The weather in the region has warmed up in the last few days and caused some snow to melt, reports Reuters.

The avalanche risk in the region, however, was only set at two out of five on Tuesday.

It is expected that ski resorts in Switzerland will be stronger than usual due to school interruptions this week.

The resort in Crans-Montana has not confirmed any reports of the number of people affected or their condition.

Philippe Magistretti, president of the resort's ski lift, told Dozens Reuters newspaper that dozens of Army personnel were at the scene.

"About 100 rescue workers are on the ground," he said in a telephone interview.

The Swiss resort will host two Women's World Cup races this weekend.


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