Two Still Missing After Avalanche Near Austrian Ski Resort

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A major avalanche in Austria has left at least two people unaccounted for … this after a reported 10 were feared buried and missing.

The natural disaster went down Sunday near the Lech/Zuers ski resort in western Austria, tearing through slopes where skiers who were visiting apparently got caught in it when the avalanche hit around 3 PM local time … triggering several search teams to be deployed.

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There were helicopters sent out to search for people who were initially thought to be missing at first — but after a few hours, only two people are still nowhere to be found.

Two other people who were reportedly hit by the avalanche were injured to varying degrees — one needed to be flown out to a hospital, and another was able to free themselves and seek medical attention on their own. Others who appeared to be impacted were unharmed.

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As nightfall crept in, upwards of 200 volunteers continued to look for the two missing people, using search dogs to help.

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