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Two injured by avalanche in Poland's Tatra mountains

02.06.2021 15:41
Two men suffered head and leg injuries after they were swept away by an avalanche in Poland's southern Tatra mountains on Wednesday, rescuers said.
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The men were not engulfed by snow in the incident on the Kozi Wierch peak, close to the border with Slovakia.

They were airlifted by helicopter to the nearby town of Zakopane, a popular Polish winter sports resort.

An avalanche alert is in force in the higher regions of the Tatra mountains, parts of which are still covered in snow.

Experts say that when venturing into such areas, trekkers should be equipped with equipment such as a probe pole, a shovel and an electronic beacon.


Source: PAP