Two Czechs reported dead in Slovak avalanche

Two Czechs were killed on Monday after an avalanche in the Velká Fatřa mountains in northern Slovakia, according to the local mountain rescue service cited by the Czech Press Agency. A third reported missing earlier was able to free herself, it added. Earlier details said six Czechs were caught by the avalanche but details diverged. Around 80 centimetres of snow are still lying in some parts of the mountains. A Czech snowboarder was killed by an avalanche in Slovakia last week. His partner was dug free with minor injuries.

Author: Chris Johnstone