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Weather forecasters warn of significant avalanche in Carpathians

Source : 112 Ukraine

Level 3 of avalanche hazard is expected
13:31, 1 February 2020

Snow avalanche in Zakarpattia region
AFP

A significant avalanche hazard is expected in the mountains of Transcarpathian and Ivano-Frankivsk regions on February 1-2. The State Emergency Service (SES) reported this.

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"In connection with snowfalls and snowstorms on February 1-2, a significant snow avalanche danger (Level 3) remains in the highlands of the Transcarpathian region and in the mountains of Ivano-Frankivsk region," the statement said.

As we reported before, rescuers announced the opening of the snow avalanche season in western Ukraine.

Also, rescuers assisted two tourists from Kyiv who got lost in the mountains when they descended from Hoverla Mountain in Ivano-Frankivsk region.

On January 5, at 16:10, the rescue service received information that two tourists, while descending from Hoverla Mountain towards the Zaroslyak tract, got off the route and were lost.

Rescue workers were sent to conduct search and rescue operations. At 17:45, they met the stray tourists in a satisfactory condition; they did not need any medical help. At 18:30 rescuers escorted them to the place of temporary residence, in the village of Vorokhta.

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