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24 June
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An avalanche at the ski base in Norilsk

About 4-6 people are under the rubble

Photo: TASS

/NOVOSTIVL/ On January 8, an avalanche occurred near the Mountain Separate ski complex in Norilsk. It covered six buildings where people can stay. Snow covered the territory of 300 square meters. meters.

According to the latest data, rescuers extracted a 15-year-old teenager from under the snow, he has multiple fractures and extensive frostbite. Igor Shatalov, Chairman of the Management Board of the company that manages the private tourist base of the complex, said that two people got out on their own. The Regional Ministry of Health noted that a person who was able to get out of the rubble on his own applied for medical help, but he refused further hospitalization.

The number of victims of the incident has grown to two people. Rescuers found the child's body. Earlier it was reported about the discovery of the body of the deceased woman.

Volunteers involved in the search and rescue operation found parts of the house, which could be a family of four people.

Local authorities reported that Emergency workers had previously determined the possible location of people under the snow. According to them, now in the area of emergency weather conditions have significantly worsened, which already complicated the search.

More than 200 people and 18 pieces of equipment are involved in the elimination of the consequences of the avalanche. Volunteers, rescuers and police are involved in the search for people. According to the latest data, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia increases the group involved in the search operation. The Dudinsky Arctic Search and Rescue team of 30 people has already arrived at the scene of the incident.

Up to six people can be under the rubble after an avalanche at a ski base in Norilsk. This was announced to TASS by Igor Shatalov, Chairman of the Management Board of the company that manages the private tourist base of the Mountain Separate complex.Next to the ski complex is a municipal sports complex, its building as a result of an avalanche was not damaged.

The regional Department of the RF IC opened a criminal case after the incident.

The emergency services warned that there is a threat of a second avalanche.

The Mountain Separate ski complex is located on the outskirts of Norilsk. It has existed since the 60s of the last century. The resort has seven slopes with varying degrees of difficulty. The length of the longest route is about 1,500 meters with a height difference of 300 meters.

Next to the ski complex is a municipal sports complex, its building as a result of an avalanche was not damaged.

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