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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5. Mar 2012 at 14:00