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Norway avalanche kills 5

One person still missing

By The Associated Press

This article was originally published March 19, 2012 at 12:45 p.m. Updated March 19, 2012 at 1:50 p.m.

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Rescue personnel prepare Monday March 19, 2012 to go to the mountain area near Kafjord, Norway where an avalanche reportedly buried 6 tourists.

— Police say an avalanche buried six Swiss and French tourists in northern Norway on Monday, killing five of them.

One person was dug out alive and taken to a hospital and another was missing after the snowslide near Tromsoe on Norway’s Arctic coast.

Of the six people struck by the avalanche, one was a French citizen and five were Swiss nationals, Tromsoe police spokesman Morten Pettersen said.

He said rescuers had detected signals from their avalanche transceivers buried in the snow.

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