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Swedes suspected of causing avalanche in Switzerland.

NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-2 January 2002-Swedes suspected of causing avalanche in Switzerland (C)1994-2002 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com

Five people were injured in an avalanche near Engelberg, Switzerland on Sunday (30 December) that has been described as being caused by "three adult Scandinavians".

The three persons skied off-piste in an area that had been banned from use due to the risk of avalanches. According to Aftonbladet, a Swedish newspaper, the three were Swedes aged around 30. Five people who were at the bottom of the slope received minor injuries in the avalanche.

The Scandinavians were however not the only ones on the slope - there were apparently between 50 and 100 skiers in the risk zone that day.

The Swedes suspected of causing the avalanche have reportedly been questioned and told that they may have to pay damages for the rescue operation launched when the avalanche started.

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