Avalanche at Austrian resort in Alps kills 5 Czechs

An avalanche at an Austrian resort in the Alps has claimed lives of  five skiers from the Czech Republic.

The avalanche in the Tyrol region buried 17 people injuring atleast two skiers. Ten people were rescued unhurt, the Associated Press reported quoting police spokesman Helmut Schuetz.

Two ski groups from the Czech Republic caught up in the snowslide, including two guides. Helicopters and search dogs were deployed to rescue the injured, The Guardian reported quoting Austrian TV channel ORF.

The entire skiing region has been on a level three avalanche alert and skiers were even warned about the avalanche danger by locals.

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