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Two of those killed by snow slide in Russian Far East identified

April 20, 2013, 15:18 UTC+3

So far, the fate of the fourth tourist, a 42-year-old woman, is yet unknown

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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.

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