Showing posts with label avalanche. Show all posts
Showing posts with label avalanche. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

'Many' skiers engulfed as avalanche hits ski resort in French Alps

An avalanche has hit a ski slope in the popular French Alps resort of Tignes, engulfing "many" skiers, according to police.

Monday, February 13, 2017

At least four skiers killed as avalanche hits French Alps

At least four people were killed Monday by an avalanche in the French Alps near the border with Italy, a local rescue team told EFE.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Italy hotel avalanche death toll rises to 24, 5 still missing

At least 24 people died in an avalanche that crushed a ski resort in Italy's central Abruzzo region last week, Italian authorities confirmed on Wednesday.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Rescue efforts yield survivors days after Italy hotel avalanche

Rescue workers continued to pull survivors from the wreckage of an Italian hotel more than three days after it was buried in a massive avalanche.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Video: Survivors pulled from Italy avalanche

Local media in Italy reported Friday that eight survivors pulled from an avalanche which hit a hotel were recovering from their ordeal.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Search for survivors after avalanche hits Italian hotel

A huge avalanche swallowed up a luxury mountain hotel in central Italy after a series of strong earthquakes rocked the area, burying up to 30 people under tonnes of snow and debris.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Key conference on natural disasters management set for May 30 in Switzerland

The prominent international research body on natural disasters, Interpraevent, will hold its 13th congress in Lucerne of Switzerland from May 30 to June 2, the Swiss Federal Government announced on Monday.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

18 mountaineers killed in Mount Qomolangma avalanche

At least 18 mountaineers have been confirmed killed in the avalanche in Mount Qomolangma, triggered by a major earthquake on Saturday, and their nationalities are not yet clear, Nepal's Tourism Department told Xinhua on Sunday.

Bad weather hampers search for avalanche survivors on Everest

Bad weather frustrated efforts to rescue hundreds of climbers stranded on Mount Everest on Sunday, a day after an earthquake in Nepal triggered an avalanche in possibly the single deadliest incident on the world's highest peak.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

More than 1,000 killed in Nepal quake

A 7.9-magnitude earthquake killed more than 1,300 people on Saturday, Nepalese authorities said, with tremors felt as far as New Delhi. The quake toppled a famed 19th-century tower in Kathmandu and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Over 400 trekkers rescued after Nepal mountain disaster

Over 400 people have been rescued in Nepal after a popular trekking route was hit by a major blizzard and avalanches earlier this week, the Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) said Sunday.

“A total of 407 [181 Nepalis and 226 foreigners] have been rescued so far,” TAAN said in a statement citing Nepal’s Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.

Friday, October 17, 2014

39 rescued from snowstorm hit area in Nepal

Rescuers have evacuated 39 foreign tourists and Nepalese stranded in mountainous districts three days after severe snowstorm triggered avalanche and killed more than two dozen trekkers in western Nepal, officials said on Friday.

According to Nepal Army, six are seriously injured and they have been brought to capital city for the further treatment. Half- dozen dead bodies have been recovered on Friday.

EL News