Norway, avalanche overwhelms group of Italian hikers: one dead and one seriously injured

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A group of Italian hikers was involved in one of the four avalanches that occurred today, March 31, in northern Norway. The Italians involved, according to the site Aftenposten which cites the police, would be five: one died, two were injured, including one seriously, and two others unharmed. The Farnesina confirmed the death. In total, the dead in the avalanches would be four.

Five Italians overwhelmed by the avalanche, one died

The group was on the Kavringtinden peak, an almost 1,300-meter-high mountain that is popular with hikers. Five tourists were swept up near Kavringtinden peak and “one person died,” Morten Pettersen of Tromso police told a news conference. In the region in the north of the country, local media explained, today avalanches were also recorded in three other areas, with a total toll of four dead.

The other avalanches

Two people died in the town of Reinoya, a small island of about 300 inhabitants in the county of Troms og Finnmark: an avalanche hit a farm, dragging a house and a barn into the sea. A man and a woman were found dead in the water, as well as a hundred head of cattle. The municipality has evacuated the other residents. In Storslett, in the municipality of Nordreisa and in the same county, an avalanche involved another group of foreign tourists and one person was found lifeless. A fourth avalanche caused no casualties. The police advised anyone not to move to the mountains in the area due to the bad weather conditions. A red alert was also issued for Saturday in several locations.