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Russian dies in avalanche

A Russian skier has been killed after being swept away by an avalanche on the Tirolean side of the Arlberg.

The 48-year-old man was skiing in an unsecured ski area away from the piste in the Schöngraben region.

The man was skiing in conditions with poor visibility when he triggered an avalanche and was buried under two metres of snow.

He was skiing with a group of fellow Russians but they had lost sight of him due to the bad visability.

After waiting for the man at the bottom of the slope for some time, the group notified rescuers who went to search for the missing tourist.

They found traces of the avalanche and then detected the avalanche detector signal.

The man was recovered dead at the scene.

The man had been part of a group of tourists staying in Innsbruck and travelling to different ski resorts to enjoy the early ski season.

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