Austrian police say 12 skiers caught in avalanche
Police in Austria say the avalanche happened in the Wattener Lizum region, about 30 kilometres southeast of Innsbruck.
The Associated Press
Published Saturday, February 6, 2016 11:16AM EST
Last Updated Saturday, February 6, 2016 12:13PM EST
BERLIN -- 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 kilometres southeast of Innsbruck.
Schuetz says a total of 17 people were caught in the avalanche that struck shortly before noon.