Russia 6 teenagers trapped in avalanche in province bordering Mongolia
Sunday 3rd March, 2013

MOSCOW – Russian authorities say six teenagers are trapped in an avalanche in the region of Tuva in southern Siberia. The Emergency Situations Ministry says a distress call came in late Sunday afternoon, Moscow time, from the remote mountain area about 100 kilometres (62 miles) north of the Mongolian border. The Interfax news agency quoted local officials as saying that a 17-year-old boy who was hiking with the other teens had managed to escape. Several dozen rescue workers are combing the avalanche zone. It was not immediately clear what the teens were doing in the area, but Russian childr…

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