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Sister of former SVP leader dies walking in mountains

National News // April 28, 2020

The younger sister of the prominent Swiss politician Christoph Blocher has died while walking in the mountains. 

SVP Sister of former SVP leader dies walking in mountains

Brigitte Blocher was with her friend, Sonja who also died. Both were 75 years old. 

The pair were declared missing over a week ago. Their bodies were found several days later. 

Police say an investigation is now underway, but it seems they slipped and fell 190 meters near Diesbach in canton Glarus. 

Christoph Blocher is a former leader of the right-wing Swiss People’s Party and Federal Councilor. 

He told the press he’s aware of the sad news, but is not making any further comment until the investigations are complete. 

 

 

 

 

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