Pair of avalanches kill 3 mountain climbers in Slovenia
- 14 February 2021
Two avalanches in Slovenia killed three mountain climbers and injured three more people Saturday, authorities said, APA reports citing Heraldextra.
The avalanches happened in the area of Kamnik-Savinja Alps, around 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of Slovenia's capital Ljubljana, said the Administration for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief.
Police said four climbers were in the area of Mt. Storzic when the first avalanche killed two on the spot and buried the other two up to their waists.
Police said the four climbers were the only ones in the area. Authorities issued an avalanche alert and warned against climbing during an ongoing spate of extremely cold and windy weather.