A substantial rescue operation is underway after a huge avalanche in Austria.
Up to 10 individuals are missing out on, it has actually been reported.
About 200 rescue employees are looking for individuals feared buried under the snow near the town of Zuers.
The avalanche took place at about 3pm regional time– 2pm GMT– on the almost 9,000 feet Trittkopf mountain in between Zuers and Lech am Arlberg.
Searchlights were established to continue the search after darkness fell and pets are being utilized to search for those missing out on.
One individual has actually been saved up until now.
Lech-Zuers tourist director Hermann Fercher stated the staying search would continue ‘all night if we have to.’
Today’s avalanche followed days of snow in the high alpine area and unseasonably warm weather condition on Christmas Day, the Austria Press Agency reported.
The cascading snow apparently reached as far as neighboring ski routes.
This early morning, the regional mountain rescue service had actually ranked the avalanche threat as high.
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