US: Three missing after avalanches in US Washington state

14th Apr 2013

LOS ANGELES, (Xinhua): Three people were missing and two were injured on Saturday
after two avalanches struck in the mountains near Snoqualmie Pass in State of Washington.

Two skiers were injured and one went missing in the first avalanche on Saturday afternoon
when it occurred off Exit 47 on Interstate 90, according to U.S. media reports quoting King
County authorities.

Two people were also missing from the second avalanche, which happened off Exit 52 near
Alpental Ski Area off I-90 and struck a group of 13 people who were showshoeing in the
area.

The avalanches occurred as heavy snow fell in the Cascade Mountains east of Seattle, the seat
of King County.

Editor: Luan

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-04/14/c_132306798.htm

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