VLADIVOSTOK, April 20 (Itar-Tass) - Two out of the three persons who died in a snow slide in Russia’s Far Eastern Khabarovsk Territory have been identified, a spokesman for the local department of the Russian Investigations Committee told Itar-Tass on Saturday.
According to the spokesman, these people are residents of the Khabarovsk Territory born in 1968 and 1965. The identity of the third dead man is being established. .
According to preliminary information, these four and two other tourists were driving snowmobiles some five kilometers away from the Amut Snow Lake ski base when they were trapped in a snow avalanche. Two persons managed to get out of the snow trap.
Reports about the accident came at 09:50 a.m. Moscow time (16:50 local time) on Saturday. Rescuers were sent to the area. They recovered the dead bodies of three out of the four persons.
Investigators have launched a probe into the accident.