Saturday, November 26, 2011

Snow Avalanche Kills 3 in Kyrgyzstan - 26th Nov 2011

A snow avalanche killed three people in Kyrgyzstan, two of them were Chinese citizens, the Kyrgyz Ministry of Emergency Situations told Xinhua Friday.

The avalanche, carrying a snow volume of 105,000 cubic meters, occurred Thursday morning on the Bishkek-Osh highway, which has seen several avalanches recently.

During search and clean-out Friday evening, rescuers found a Lexus car buried under the snow rubble, in which the bodies of a Kyrgyz citizen and two Chinese citizens were found.

All three worked in the Chinese gold mining company Kaidi, confirmed the Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan.

Earlier, the Ministry of Emergency Situations had recommended that people avoid traveling on the Bishkek-Osh highway. Source