Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Avalanche kills seven mountaineers

AN AVALANCHE early December 31 in Spálený žľab, in the western part of the Slovak Tatras mountain range, killed seven Czech tourists, the SITA news agency reported.

A group of eight Czech mountaineers set up camp off-piste on the evening of December 30 half way up a mountain. This was despite an avalanche warning of level four on a five-point scale.

The avalanche surprised the group in their sleep and swept the camp down the valley. One of the tourists managed to struggle free from the snow and call for help.

Dozens of rescue service personnel and two helicopters took part in the rescue operation but the seven were found dead.

Compiled by Marta Ďurianová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Danko’s office opens MPs’ letters

OĽaNO wants Danko to step down as parliament’s speaker after what they call an unprecedented measure.

Igor Matovič (l) and Ján Budaj (r)

Government ignores anticorruption demands Photo

Protesters gave the government two weeks to fulfil their demands.

Blog: We can always count on the nerds…

Brands need to focus on doing good and that this approach is the only option if they want to stay relevant, credible and even profitable, says Thomas Kolster.

Thomas Kolster speaking

Drivers in Bratislava should prepare for worse traffic

Dissatisfied taxi drivers will go on a protest ride from Petržalka to Lamač on Wednesday.

Taxi drivers protested against Uber already in 2015.