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Four dead in an avalanche on a snow-capped volcano in Ecuador

2021-10-24T20:14:02.650Z

Four people were killed and a fifth was injured in an avalanche on a snow-covered volcano in Ecuador, Chimborazo (center), have ...



Four people were killed and a fifth was injured in an avalanche on a snow-covered volcano in Ecuador, Chimborazo (center), emergency services said on Sunday.

"We confirm that four people were killed and another was injured,"

relief officials said, noting that a total of twelve people were caught in the avalanche.

"A group of people were climbing the snow-covered Chimborazo when an avalanche hit it at 6,100 meters"

above sea level, they added in a statement.

"Initial information shows a group of twelve people,"

they said.

Chimborazo is a snow-capped volcano in Ecuador culminating at 6,263 meters above sea level and located near Riobamba, about 180 km south of Quito.

It is the highest peak of the Ecuadorian Andes.

Source: lefigaro

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