Three more bodies of skiers found in Swiss weekend avalanche

A total of seven people were killed in the accident, including a doctor flown in to help rescue trapped skiers.

Three more bodies of skiers found in Swiss weekend avalanche

Rescuers found the bodies of three missing skiers on Tuesday, taking the number of people killed in avalanches in Switzerland at the weekend to eight, Swiss national television reported.

The missing skiers -- two Swiss and a German -- were among a party hit by two avalanches on Sunday while skiing off-piste in the Bernese Oberland.

A total of seven people were killed in the accident, including a doctor flown in to help rescue trapped skiers.

Bernese police were not immediately available for comment.

In the southern canton of Valais a Swiss man hiking in the mountains with a guide was killed by a separate avalanche on Sunday.


Reuters

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