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11 April 2011 13:38
Ski enthusiasts off to Mont Velan on the Swiss-Italian border have been warned of a cconsiderable risk of snowslides in the region
Switzerland's National Avalanche Centre has warned ski enthusiasts of a "considerable" risk of snowslides in the Mont Velan region after seven people went missing following an avalanche.
The avalanche on the 12,200-ft Mont Velan in the Pennine Alps on the Swiss-Italian border had swept away eleven people.
However, one person managed to free himself and call for help.
Rescuers have since been able to recover three people, according to a report by Swiss news agency SDA.
Details about the condition of those recovered was not immediately available.
The region is known for its avalanches, which results in dozens of deaths on the mountain, particularly in spring as the snow begins to melt. People planning a trip to the area have been urged to ensure they have an appropriate level of
ski travel insurance, including adequate medical cover and emergency repatriation.
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