Search for missing skiers after Crans-Montana avalanche
More than 200 people are involved in a search for possible missing skiers after a massive avalanche hit the top end resort of Crans-Montana.
Four have been rescued and are in hospital. One is seriously injured.
The avalanche hit the well-known Kandahar slope. It was more than 100 meters wide and 840 meters long, according to police.
One report suggests there could still be up to 12 people still missing. But that has to be confirmed.
The avalanche is thought to have been triggered by the recent warming temperatures and the large number of skiers on the slopes due to the school holidays. The avalanche alert at the time was fairly low – only 2 out of 5.
Valais police have a hotline for those who fear their family members may be missing. Call 0848 112 117.