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Snow Traps Skiers on Slopes, in Resorts

World IN BRIEF / EUROPE

February 23, 1999|From Times Wire Reports

Swiss rescuers pulled two bodies from the snow and were searching for about 10 missing French tourists in the latest avalanche disaster to hit Europe's ski resorts. Fears mounted for three French skiers stranded for the sixth day in an igloo 10,000 feet up in the Alps and for two injured hikers missing in the Pyrenees. Meanwhile, about 20,000 tourists were trapped in ski resorts in western Austria as heavy snow buried rail and road links.

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