Five hikers killed by avalanche in Austria
An avalanche has killed five people on a hiking tour in Austria.
The five people were believed not to be Austrian, but their identities are still under investigation, a spokeswoman for police in Upper Austria province said.
Broadcaster ORF said on its website that initial indications were the five young victims came from the Czech Republic.
They were on a snowshoeing tour in the Dachstein region when the avalanche occurred about 9.30am local time on Sunday (local time)
A search has ended and found no more victims, police said.
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