Five Czech skiers killed in 'massive' avalanche in Austrian Alps, police say

Police in Austria say five skiers from the Czech Republic have been killed after being buried in a "massive" Alpine avalanche.

Tirol police spokesman Helmut Schuetz said Saturday that two people were also injured after the avalanche struck the Wattener Lizum region, 30 kilometers (20 miles) southeast of Innsbruck.

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Schuetz says a total of 17 people were caught in the avalanche that struck shortly before noon.


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