Six teens were trapped in an avalanche that took place in Siberia. Apparently another teen was trapped in the avalanche as well, but he was able to free himself and make a distress call for his friends. According to a report from early Monday (March 4), the Emergency Situations Ministry in Russia stated that the distress call came out late on Sunday afternoon.
The avalanche was reported to have taken place just north of the Mongolian border and rescue crews were sent out to the area. At last word, there were several dozen rescue workers combing the avalanche zone to try to find survivors. As darkness began to set on the area, though, there was limited news coming out about what took place. At this time there has been neither good nor bad news on the condition of the six teens that were trapped in the avalanche.
The Associated Press did report that Russian children's rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov tweeted about why the teens went out there. The story states that they were going to put up flags in the area as some kind of a lucky charm. The search for the teens had to be suspended due to darkness but has been picked up on Monday already.
With the hours ticking by since the incident took place in the Siberian region of Tuva, the reality is that time might be running out on the six teens trapped in the avalanche. It was reported that as much as six meters of snow might have buried the teens, making all rescue efforts even more difficult.
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