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Researchers dead in avalanche on Svalbard

the Researchers work at the Polish research station in Hornsund on Svalbard. They left the station on Friday and would have returned before Sunday morning, but

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Researchers dead in avalanche on Svalbard

the Researchers work at the Polish research station in Hornsund on Svalbard. They left the station on Friday and would have returned before Sunday morning, but when they came back went colleagues out and was looking for them, " says NRK and Verdens Gang.

" We sent a helicopter with doctors and police from the Sysselmannen (the Norwegian government's supreme representative in the archipelago, reds. note.) in order to investigate what had happened, and to follow up on the other on the base, said the Sysselman Kjerstin Askholt according to Dagbladet.

were they found dead, the scientists in the field during the mountain Kamkrona, to the east of the research station. They had fallen 600-700 metres down the steep rock face. The area, which is located on the southern part of the archipelago, difficult access and rescue work was demanding.

" The deaths have now been downloaded to Longyearbyen.

the People in the research station now offers crisis counseling. Normally staying up to 14 persons at the facility, which is located about 13 kilometers south of Longyearbyen.

a well-known area for people who are staying in Hornsund.

– It is a beautiful area with a good view, and therefore, it is a place that people seek out to go on the tour

this winter has eleven people lost their lives in avalanches in Norway, which is clearly more than the past few years.

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