A Hungarian mountaineer was killed in an avalanche in the High Tatra mountains on the afternoon of Saturday February 5, Prešov Regional Police spokesperson Jana Karnišová told the TASR newswire.
Two other tourists, also Hungarians, were injured in the incident, which took place in an area near Lomnický Štít mountain. Another climber from Hungary was also injured but was able to walk to safety unaided. Mountain rescue teams of 12 professionals and 4 volunteers were reported operating at the scene.
According to the Mountain Rescue Service, the four Hungarian mountaineers triggered an avalanche while they were climbing down Lomnický Štít. The plunging snow swept them down a steep and narrow mountain valley.
Mountain rescue teams of 12 professionals and 4 volunteers were reported operating at the scene.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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7. Feb 2011 at 14:00