Girl thought to be killed by avalanche in northwest Russia is alive - UPDATED

Girl thought to be killed by avalanche in northwest Russia is alive  - UPDATED
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A girl who was declared dead after being trapped in snow in an avalanche in northwest Russia’s Murmansk Region is alive but is in grave condition, the local Ministry of Information Policy told TASS.

"The girl is alive, but according to the rescuers, her condition is grave," a spokesperson said.

According to the Emergencies Ministry’s regional office, a group of 16 tourists had been registered for a route in Khibiny Mountains in the Murmansk Region. They reported at 6 p.m. local time that a teenager, born in 2008, had been trapped in an avalanche. The other members of the group did not need medical assistance.

 
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An avalanche hit the city of Olenegorsk in Russia's Murmansk region. As a result, a group of tourists not equipped with special means is likely to be trapped in the avalanche,said Olenegorsk Mayor Oleg Samarsky, APA reports quoting TASS.

According to him, there may be people injured in the avalanche.

"There was an avalanche near Olenegorsk. A group of 15 people is expected to be there. It is unknown at this time what path they took. Rescuers are working at the scene, "Samarsky said.

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