4 Skiers Killed in Avalanche in Austrian Alps

Four people were killed when large avalanche swept away a ski group in the Austrian Alps, police say.

The avalanche hit the remote Jochgrubenkopf peak in the Tyrol region at about 12:30 local time (11:30 GMT).

It engulfed a group of eight foreign tourists, but four managed to free themselves and seek help, according to Austrian reports.

Three bodies were found quickly but rescuers searched for hours to find the fourth body buried deep in the snow.

Local reports said the ski group was visiting from Switzerland.

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SOURCE: BBC News