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2 skiers lost their lives in an avalanche at a Sochi resort in Russia

Snow covered mountains
Snow covered mountains
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Sochi which was made well known by the Olympics in Russia this year has now become the focus of a tragedy. Fox News reported on March 23, 2014 that an avalanche in Russia killed 2 skiers at a Sochi resort
the day after it opened to the public. Rescuers tried to dig out two women who were buried by the snow in the avalanche in a futile attempt to save them.

During the Winter Games in February and the Paralympics that followed Roza Khutor was the site of the Alpine skiing competitions. On Saturday this resort re-opened to the public. While clearing the snow from the run the resort has been trying to determine the cause of the avalanche. The management at Roza Khutor has expressed its condolences to the family and friends of the two skiers who were killed.

USA Today has reported there were six skiers were on the middle section of Labirint run when the avalanche struck. Four of the skiers escaped without being harmed. Unfortunately the two other skiers could not be dug out of the snow in time to save them.