Vic­tims of 1942 ac­ci­dent found on Swiss glacier

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WORLD -

BER­LIN — Po­lice say the bod­ies of what ap­pear to be two peo­ple killed in an ac­ci­dent decades ago have been re­cov­ered from a glacier in south­west­ern Switzer­land. Valais can­ton (state) po­lice say the bod­ies were found on the Tsan­fleu­ron glacier Fri­day at an al­ti­tude of 2,615 me­tres. They say the equip­ment found sug­gests that they died decades ago, and that for­mal iden­ti­fi­ca­tion with the help of DNA will take sev­eral days. Swiss daily Le Matin on Tues­day quoted the sus­pected vic­tims’ daugh­ter, 79-year-old Marce­line Udry-Du­moulin, as say­ing that her par­ents set off on foot on Aug. 15, 1942 to feed their an­i­mals but never re­turned.

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