Avalanche kills 5 for­eign tourists

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OSLO | Five peo­ple were killed and one per­son was dug out alive af­ter Swiss and French skiers were buried by an avalanche Mon­day on Nor­way’s Arc­tic fringe.

Res­cuers lo­cated the vic­tims through bea­cons from their ra­dio trans­ceivers, but only the first per­son they found sur­vived, a Swiss man who was taken to a hospi­tal in sta­ble con­di­tion.

A 3,000-foot wall of snow came crash­ing down on the skiers on Sorb­megaisa moun­tain, 40 miles east of the north­ern city of Tromso, po­lice spokesman Morten Pet­tersen said.

The last vic­tim was found buried un­der 20 feet of snow.

Four Swiss and one French skier died in the avalanche, which started at a height of 3,600 feet and was 2,000 feet long.

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