Video captures moment avalanche hits Swiss ski resort of Crans-Montana

An avalanche has killed one skier and injured three others at Crans Montana in the Swiss Alps this week. The mammoth slide happened on a popular piste with numerous skiers and boarders on the run on Tuesday, European time.

The avalanche debris was up to 2 metres deep in some places. The region has been experiencing warmer temperatures recently, though avalanche danger was set at 2 out of 5.

Over 240 rescuers worked on the debris to determine how many people were buried and rescue the injured and an extensive search was halted today as no one else has been reported missing. It is not known if the avalanche is skier or weather triggered at this stage.

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