Up to five killed in Austrian avalanche: police

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Posted: Feb 06, 2016 9:59 AM

VIENNA (Reuters) - Up to five people were killed on Saturday in an avalanche in Austria's skiing region of Tyrol that buried about a dozen people, a police spokesman said.

The spokesman said several people had also been injured in the avalanche, which occurred in the Wattental valley, about 40 km (25 miles) southeast of Innsbruck in western Austria.

No further details were immediately available.

(Reporting by Kirsti Knolle; Editing by Gareth Jones)