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Thursday 21 September 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Avalanche

This year
Four killed following avalanche in French Alps
The avalanche occurred near Mont Blanc earlier today.
Rescuers search for survivors after avalanche kills seven tourists and injures 11 in Himalayas
The ecologically sensitive Himalayan region, which has been severely affected by global warming, is prone to avalanches.
Five dead after avalanches in Austria and Switzerland
One victim was a 17-year-old New Zealander who was skiing when the avalanche struck.
Last year
Skiers rescued unharmed after avalanche at Austrian resort
Austrian authorities have located 10 skiers after 200 rescuers, helicopters and dogs took part in search
At least four dead, 26 missing after avalanche in Indian Himalayas
A spokesperson for the State Disaster Response Force said 12 people have been rescued so far.
Italy glacier collapse 'linked to' climate change, says Draghi
At least six people died in an avalanche triggered by the glacier collapsing.
American tourist dies and two tourists injured following Iceland avalanche
Around 130 rescuers were sent to the scene.
Five people die and another person injured following avalanche in Austria
The victims were buried under snow in an area near the Swiss border.
All time
Two separate avalanches in French Alps kill seven
Local authorities had already warned Friday of unstable snow formations given a recent fall-off in temperatures.
Irish man (29) dies following avalanche in Switzerland
The incident happened at a ski slope near Siviez in the Col des Gentianes region.
Avalanche kills three at Russian Arctic ski resort
A criminal case into deaths by negligence as a result of safety violations has been opened.
Six people killed in Austrian avalanches
Five people swept away were part of a walking group.
33 rescue workers killed and dozens injured amid second Turkey avalanche
A huge team of rescue workers had been sent to find people missing in an earlier avalanche.
Four hikers die in Swiss Alps avalanche
The accident took place on Friday in the village of Fieschertal.
World-renowned mountaineers presumed dead following avalanche on 'nightmare' route in Canada
The three climbers went missing on Tuesday.
Two people killed in avalanche on UK's highest peak
Two more people have been injured in the incident.
Skiers feared buried after avalanche at Swiss ski resort
Four people were injured but there are fears for over 12 more.
12 year-old child survives being buried in snow following avalanche in French Alps
The boy was swept away after skiing with his parents in southeast France.
'Snow tourists' told to stay away from Wicklow Mountains this weekend over avalanche fears
The message is to stay away.
French Alps avalanche kills father and 11-year-old daughter
An investigation has been launched into the incident.
Japan: Soldier killed and skiers stranded after volcano eruption causes avalanche
A total of 78 people were stranded at a gondola station at the top of a mountain.
13,000 tourists trapped in Swiss ski resort after heavy snowfall
The avalanche risk in Zermatt is at its highest level.
French Alps on maximum avalanche alert as Storm Eleanor rips through Europe
In other extreme weather, three hundred goats were killed in the wildfire at Chiatra-Canale di Verde.
Skier killed by avalanche in French Alps
Over 4,000 travellers have been stranded due to the heavy snow.
Rescuers find body of missing Everest climber, bringing death toll to four
More than a dozen climbers have also been rescued from the mountain in the last three days.
Seven students and teacher killed in Japanese avalanche
A group of 52 students and 11 teachers were on a three-day outing when disaster struck.
Two tourists dead - and two still missing - after avalanche at French resort
Yesterday, a huge avalanche at Tignes engulfed skiers.
No victims after avalanche hits French Alps resort
Several skiers were engulfed, police said.
Over 100 people die in avalanches in Afghanistan
At least 50 people were killed in a single village.
Six die in helicopter crash close to site of Italy avalanche
The death toll of the avalanche is now at 15.
Three white sheepdog puppies found in Italian avalanche boost hope for survivors
More than two days have passed since anyone has been pulled out alive from the hotel.
Eating snow and singing: How people survived the Italian hotel avalanche
Rescuers are searching for 23 people still believed to be trapped in the hotel.
A total of 11 people have now been rescued from the Italian hotel buried by snow
Scores of emergency workers have worked round the clock to try and find more survivors.
'No signs of life' at Italian hotel as 30 feared dead after massive avalanche
At least two bodies have been removed from the hotel, but bad weather conditions are slowing rescue efforts.
21-year-old extreme snowboard world champion killed by avalanche
Switzerland native Estelle Balet was making a film when she died in the Alps.
Teenager among six people killed in avalanche in Italian Alps
Five Italians and one Austrian died.
Five snowmobilers killed after being buried in avalanche
An official said they they had strayed to an area that was off-limits to skiers and other winter sport enthusiasts.
Five members of the French Foreign Legion killed in Alps avalanche
They were among a group of 50 soldiers taking part in a skiing exercise.
Two students and a man dead and more missing as Alps avalanche hits school group
Another three students were seriously injured in the incident.
Nepal plans new safety rules after country's worst trekking disaster leaves 43 dead
518 stranded trekkers were flown off the Himalayan mountains.