Avalanche kills 3 skiers at Sochi resort the day after it opens to tourists

Rescue workers searching for survivors

Russian state television is reporting that an avalanche has killed three skiers at the mountain resort used for the Sochi Olympics. The avalanche occurred at Roza Khutor on Sunday, a day after it opened for tourists after hosting the Olympics and Paralympics.    

The Kuban regional branch of Rossiya television, citing witnesses, said three people were killed. They were among a group of six people on the Labirint run at the time.    

The state news agency RIA Novosti reported that rescue workers were searching for survivors of the avalanche, but there was no confirmed information yet about the number of dead or injured.    

Roza Khutor was the site of the Alpine skiing competitions during the Winter Games in February and the Paralympics that followed.

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  1. charles thomas posted on 03/24/2014 07:32 PM
    Could this be a ploy by Putin to deter internationals from going to the area? Its very close to the Crimean Peninsula after all.
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