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man dies in central sweden avalanche

The alarm was raised about the avalanche just before 5pm on Thursday, and local emergency services warned the public to avoid the Södra Gröndörrstöten area in Härjedalen as they searched for the man.
He was part of a group of four people who are all related, but the others did not require hospital treatment. The avalanche occurred just north of the Öjön lake.
There has been stormy weather in several mountain areas in Sweden recently, which increases the risk of avalanches, Peter Palmgren from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency’s avalanche department explained to news agency TT.
"It's a difficult situation now that the weather has improved. That makes a lot of people eager to get out."
Palmgren said recent years have produced an average of one death per year due to avalanch

swedish skier dies in gulmarg avalanche

A Swedish skier was killed while another was rescued after an avalanche struck the ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir's Baramulla district on Thursday.A police officer said that Daniel (25) was killed and another Swedish skier named Benjamin Asbers went missing after the avalanche struck near the second phase of Gandola cable car project on Affarwat peak.He said a search for the missing skier is on and teams of army, police and local rescuers were on the job.Authorities on Wednesday had issued an avalanche warning in several areas of Kashmir, including Gulmarg. Former chief minister Omar Abdullah questioned how the two skiers were allowed to ski despite an avalanche warning issued a day before."Very unfortunate. How were these skiers allowed to ski despite considering that avalanche wa

dutch hiker dies in avalanche in southern germany

A 24 year-old Dutchman has died in an avalanche on Thursday in Schönau am Königssee in southern Germany, Bavarian police have said.The man was on a hike with relatives when the avalanche happened. He was bringing up the rear and was swept away, falling some 60 to 80 metres and hitting his head on the rocks. The rest of the family was unhurt.His family clambered down to reach him but could do nothing for him, police said. Because of a lack of phone coverage in the area, they could only call for help two hours after the accident happened.The family had made inquiries about the safety of the walk and has seen no indication that it could be dangerous, German media said. However, rising temperatures during the afternoon meant the 20 cm layer of snow started to slide down the steep grassy slope,

16 skiers hurt by flying rocks, avalanche on japan volcano

Ashes from Mount Kusatsu-Shirane cover near its summit after its eruption in Kusatsu, Gunma prefecture, central Japan, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. A disaster official said the volcano erupted and caused avalanche near the ski resort. (Suo Takekuma/Kyodo News via AP)At least 16 people skiing on the slopes of a volcano in central Japan were injured by flying rocks during a surprise eruption and a subsequent avalanche Tuesday, and one person later died.
Six skiers, including the man who died, were among 30 Japanese soldiers who were participating in ski training when they were buried by the avalanche about a half hour after the volcanic eruption, fire department and defense officials said.Only the crater had been off-limits because of low-level volcanic activity before Mount Kusatsu-Shirane eru

4 skiers killed and 1 missing in avalanche in france

(PARIS) — French authorities say four skiers have been killed, one is injured and another is missing after an avalanche in the southern Alps.The French gendarmerie said the avalanche happened Friday in Entraunes, near the Italian border. The cause of the avalanche is unknown.During a visit to the southern city of Nice, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe told reporters that rescue operations are still ongoing.Local media said the skiers, including a guide, were off-trail in a remote area of the Mercantour national park.French authorities had warned against a high risk of avalanche in the Alps following heavy snowfall in recent days.

snowstorm set to hit sweden's popular ski resorts

National weather agency SMHI issued a class-2 warning on Saturday for a snowstorm that's expected to hit the Jämtland region on Sunday. 
A class two warning is the second most severe on the agency's three-tiered warning system. 
The agency predicted winds of 24m/s to 28m/s in both Jämtland and Västernorrland, both in central Sweden. Popular ski resorts Åre and Vemdalen are both in the danger zone. 
SMHI warned that the strong winds would make it very difficult to even stand upright, urging skiers to stay off the mountains. It added that the winds could reach hurricane strength. 
Temperatures are expected to reach -8C. 
The area has seen heavy snowfall in recent days, with experts warning that the strong winds could also cause avalanche risks. 
The agency issued a less severe cl

avalanche warning for some districts in j&k, himachal in next 24 hours

A medium danger avalanche warning was issued today for some avalanche-prone districts of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.Chandigarh-based Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) issued medium danger avalanche warning valid for the next 24 hours starting at 5:00 pm today.A SASE advisory said medium danger avalanche warning exists for avalanche-prone areas in Baramulla, Kupwara, Ganderbal, Bandipora, Kishtwar and Kargil districts of Jammu and Kashmir.Medium danger avalanche warning for the same period has also been issued for avalanche-prone areas of Lahaul and Spiti and Kinnaur districts of Himachal Pradesh."People are advised not to venture in avalanche-prone slopes or areas during the warning period," it said.It further said that fresh snowfall had occurred at many places in

stockholm attack: 'the wall came towards us like an avalanche'

Armed police outside Central Station in Stockholm. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT
Witnesses to a truck attack that left several people dead and injured on Friday described chaotic scenes in the centre of the Swedish capital.
Christoffer Ung was shopping in the Åhléns department store when the stolen truck ploughed through the crowd on a pedestrianized section of Drottninggatan, Stockholm’s busiest shopping street. 
“I was on my way to the exit and just saw the wall coming towards us like an avalanche,” he told the TT news agency. 
“People turned in panic and fled towards the exits. Then the main thing was to get away from the scene as quickly as possible. My first thought was that a bomb had exploded.”
“When I came out of the building I saw flames emerging from it.”LIVE: 'Sweden has

skiers swept away in french avalanche

Many skiers were swept away by an avalanche at Tignes ski resort in the French Alps on Tuesday, first aid workers told Reuters, although it was not immediately clear if there were any victims.The avalanche came down at about 10am (0900 GMT) in the Val Claret area of the resort, near a relatively easy "blue" slope, a local emergency services spokesman said.
French officials say an avalanche has struck the Alpine ski resort of Tignes. Photo: APThe vast Tignes ski area was entirely closed and skiers were evacuated by resort staff and police.Rescue conditions were difficult because of fog which made it impossible for emergency workers from outside the resort to get there by helicopter. They had to come by road instead.The avalanche risk was high on Tuesday at four on a scale of five.Four peo

trains cancelled and roads risky as 'beast from the east' continues to throttle

Several accidents involving individual and multiple vehicles have already occurred in the south of the country on Thursday, according to Sweden's Transport Administration (Trafikverket).
"There's still snow and ice on the roads and we're working at full capacity. Unfortunately the salt doesn’t bind to the roads when it’s this cold, so we’re trying different blends of salt and gravel," Trafikverket’s head of press Bengt Olsson told news agency TT.
Trains are also struggling to cope with the conditions. The lines between Simrishamn and Ystad, as well as Kalmar and Linköping are completely closed and will not open again until Friday.
In Stockholm, a fallen overhead power line led to commuter trains halting on the busy route between Södertälje and Märsta via the capital, as well as stopp

nhl to stage two regular season games in sweden

Home hero Erik Karlsson (right) is expected to appear for Ottawa Senators in Stockholm. Photo: Rick Scuteri/AP
Two National Hockey League regular-season games will be staged in Sweden next November to mark the 100th anniversary of the NHL.
The Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators will play two games in Sweden next autumn, the league and its players union announced Friday.
The games will be staged November 10th and 11th at the Globe (Globen) in Stockholm, marking the sixth time, and first since 2011 that teams from the elite North American league have visited Europe to play regular-season contests.
"We have more Swedish players than ever in the NHL and we are extremely pleased that the 2017 NHL Global Series will allow us to showcase a number of those players, with their NHL team

trois skieurs tués par une avalanche

Les corps des trois skieurs portés disparus depuis mercredi soir ont été retrouvés jeudi sous une avalanche, près de la station de Cauterets.« C’est une avalanche, hier [mercredi], sur une zone hors piste du domaine skiable qui est à l’origine de l’accident », précise la préfecture dans un communiqué. Les trois hommes, âgés de 38 ans pour deux d’entre eux, et 29 ans pour le troisième, sont originaires de Bordeaux et Poitiers.Toujours dans les Hautes-Pyrénées, un skieur de 19 ans est mort, mardi, enseveli dans une avalanche survenue dans la station de Gavarnie, selon la direction de la station.

avalanche kills snowboarder in northern greece | news

Greek authorities say an avalanche has killed a snowboarder who was using a closed-off piste at a northern ski resort.Police say the 32-year-old Greek man was snowboarding with a group of friends at the Vasilitsa ski resort, near the town of Grevena, when the avalanche struck Friday.The other members of the group were safe.The piste they were using had earlier been closed due to poor visibility as a result of fog. [AP]

skiers swept away in french avalanche

Many skiers were swept away by an avalanche at Tignes ski resort in the French Alps on Tuesday, first aid workers told Reuters.However French authorities have said there were no deaths and that the rescue operation is over.
French officials say an avalanche has struck the Alpine ski resort of Tignes. Photo: APThe French Alpine ski resort said in a statement: "Several skiers have been shaken up and taken care of by resort personnel."Emergency staff were deployed immediately. After the search operations, there are no victims to report."The avalanche came down at about 10am (0900 GMT) in the Val Claret area of the resort, near a relatively easy "blue" slope, a local emergency services spokesman said.AdvertisementThe vast Tignes ski area was entirely closed and skiers were evacuated by resor

skiers swept away in french avalanche

Many skiers were swept away by an avalanche at Tignes ski resort in the French Alps on Tuesday, first aid workers told Reuters.However French authorities have said there were no deaths and that the rescue operation is over.
French officials say an avalanche has struck the Alpine ski resort of Tignes. Photo: APThe French Alpine ski resort said in a statement: "Several skiers have been shaken up and taken care of by resort personnel."Emergency staff were deployed immediately. After the search operations, there are no victims to report."The avalanche came down at about 10am (0900 GMT) in the Val Claret area of the resort, near a relatively easy "blue" slope, a local emergency services spokesman said.AdvertisementThe vast Tignes ski area was entirely closed and skiers were evacuated by resor

police try to piece together final hours of australian killed in gothenburg

A police patrol found the man lying injured near Gothenburg Central Station in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The Australian citizen, who had only been living in Sweden for a matter of months, was taken to hospital in critical condition and later died.
"The victim has never been on the Swedish police radar. He's not a criminal or anyone we were aware of, just a young man who moved here in the summer and has lived here for around half a year," Swedish police West region spokesperson Ulla Brehm told The Local.
"We've carried out a forensic investigation and are awaiting the results, and we're also trying to find out where he had been in the last hours, using CCTV cameras in the area for example to help with that."READ ALSO: Man dies after being found injured in central Gothenburg

avalanche strikes french ski resort of tignes; no fatalities - kxxv-tv waco

Skiers caught up in an avalanche that struck a resort in the French Alps on Tuesday are all safe, and rescuers ended a large search and rescue operation without finding any victims. An official with the regional administration, or prefecture, said a couple of hours after the avalanche at the Tignes resort that the operation was called off.Start the conversation, or Read more at KXXV-TV Waco.

sweden democrats should be 'positive and happy' to avoid scaring off voters: par

Party leader Jimmie Åkesson at the Sweden Democrats' conference in Norrköping. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT
Sweden Democrats need to put more effort into being friendly and positive in order to avoid scaring voters off, the anti-immigration party leadership said at a weekend conference.
When the Sweden Democrats gathered for a party conference in Norrköping in central Sweden this weekend, a recurring theme on the programme was the party's image among the public, and what party activists should do in order to attract more voters.
"Voters like our politics much more than they like us," said Joakim Wallerstein, the Sweden Democrats' head of communications.
"A winning move for us is to be out and about, to be positive and happy," said party secretary Richard Jomshof.
Although the party

sweden just had its coldest night this winter

The mercury dropped to a shivering -39.5C overnight in Nikkaluokta in the far north of Sweden between Saturday and Sunday – the coldest temperature yet this winter.
On Monday morning it was slightly warmer – but still cold – in Sweden, with temperatures across the entire country ranging from -32.9C in northern town Pajala to 0.1C at Hoburg on the Baltic Sea island of Gotland.
It is not the first time Nikkaluokta, close to Kiruna, sets cold records. The small settlement and mountain tourism station is nestled between two valleys at the foot of Sweden's highest mountain Kebnekaise.
If you think -39.5C sounds cold, try -52.6C which is the coldest temperature ever officially recorded in Sweden, in Vuoggatjålme in the Lapland mountains on February 2nd 1966. Now, that's cold.
The winter

avalanche warning in kashmir districts

A government agency today issued an avalanche warning in several districts of Jammu and Kashmir for next 24 hours, shortly after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake on the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border region jolted parts of north India.The Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment has "informed that medium danger avalanche warning of level-3 exists in higher reaches of Baramulla district and low danger warning of level-2 in Kupwara, Bandipore, Shopian and Kargil Districts," an official spokesman here said.He said a level-1 warning has been issued in Poonch, Rajouri, Reasi, Ramban, Doda, Kishtwar, Udhampur, Anantnag, Kulgam, Budgam, Ganderbal and Leh for the next 24 hours."The people living in higher reaches of these districts should avoid movement in the avalanche-prone areas/slopes for the next 24 h

heat record broken in sweden, but the cold is returning

Sun worshippers in Rålambshovsparken, Stockholm. File photo: Maja Suslin/TT
Large parts of the country were basking in sunshine on Friday, but being Sweden, the heatwave was set to be short-lived.
Many towns across the central and northern-central parts of the country enjoyed summer temperatures on Friday. The previous heat record this year, 21.3 degrees Celsius in Gladhammar in March, was beaten by Falun in the central county of Dalarna, which received Sweden's highest temperature yet this year, 23.9 degrees.
"Several towns have beaten their previous year-highs. Looking at the past 30 years, these temperatures are above normal," Tomas Fyrby, meteorologist at Sweden's Meteorological Institute (SMHI) told TT.READ ALSO: Sweden warned about wildfire risk days after 'white Easter'
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roads closed and trains cancelled as storm cora hits sweden

The agency predicted winds of 24m/s to 28m/s in both Jämtland and Västernorrland.
SMHI warned that the strong winds would make it very difficult to even stand upright, urging skiers to stay off the mountains. It added that the winds could reach hurricane strength. 
Temperatures are expected to reach -8C. 
The area has seen heavy snowfall in recent days, with experts warning that the strong winds could also cause avalanche risks. 
The agency issued a less severe class-one warning for the southern reaches of Sweden, where storms are expected to pass through over the weekend.  

apartment prices continue to fall in sweden

The downturn began in earnest in August, after years of climbing house and apartment prices, according to Svensk Mäklarstatistik, the organization that keeps stats on the real estate market in Sweden.
In central Stockholm the price for an apartment (bostadsrätt) fell by 8 percent this winter compared to the same period last year. The average price in January was 86,553 kronor ($10,800) per square metre.
In Sweden apartment prices fell by 4 percent and in central Gothenburg by 1 percent. In central Malmö they climbed slightly by 1 percent (but fell by 6 percent between August and January).
The average square-metre price for an apartment in Sweden was 37,979 kronor in January, with Malmö being the cheapest of the three big cities with an average price of 29,633 kronor per square metres

no fatalities as skiers swept away in french avalanche

French officials say an avalanche has struck the Alpine ski resort of Tignes, but that no one was killed. Many skiers were swept away by an avalanche at Tignes ski resort in the French Alps, first aid workers told Reuters.A police spokesman quoted by local newspaper Le Dauphine said several people were buried by Tuesday's avalanche that came down on a busy ski slope.The snow is said to have crossed the blue "Carline" ski slope and police issued an alert around 2106 (AEDT) on Tuesday."Several skiers have been shaken up and taken care of by resort personnel. Emergency staff were deployed immediately. After the search operations, there are no victims to report," a statement from the resort said.Four people were killed in an avalanche at the same resort last month.Since the beginning of the se

three soldiers killed in avalanche in machhil sector of j&k

Three army personnel were killed today when an avalanche struck their post in Machhil sector of Jammu and Kashmir, the Army said."In an unfortunate incident of avalanche in Machhil sector, the Army lost three valiant soldiers," an army official said.The bodies of the soldiers have been recovered, the official said, adding further details were awaited.

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