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Avalanche Buries Group of Skiers; 1 Killed, 1 Hurt

From Times Wire Reports

An avalanche killed a cross-country skier and buried six others at a popular peak in southwest Washington, officials said.

The skiers from a Seattle mountaineering group were near the top of 6,856-foot Norse Peak.

Another skier was injured, possibly breaking a leg, but the other five managed to dig out and hike down to get help from rescue crews at Crystal Mountain, where there is a large skiing operation, a Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman said.

The Northwest was hit with several storms last week.

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