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Three accidental deaths in the Low Tatras over the weekend

Three people were killed in separate accidents in the Low Tatras mountain range during the past weekend, the TASR newswire reported.

Three people were killed in separate accidents in the Low Tatras mountain range during the past weekend, the TASR newswire reported.

A 26-year-old Czech skier accidentally collided with a snowboarder on a ski tow from Kosodrevina to Chopok hills on the morning of March 3 and slid into nearby trees where she sustained fatal injuries. The unknown snowboarder disappeared and the spokesperson for the regional police corps in Banská Bystrica, Mária Faltániová, said a criminal prosecution has been started due to the death of the Czech skier, the Sme daily reported.

Later that day, a ski mountaineer, roughly age 50, slid on ice and fell 300 metres into a valley and was pronounced dead. A 53-year-old woman was killed in a similar accident near Ďumbier, the highest mountain in the Low Tatras.

Source: TASR, Sme

Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports
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