Avalanches, Accidents Bring Europe’s Winter Death Toll to 21

Heavy snow paralyzed much of Europe for yet another day, cutting off mountain villages, sparking avalanches like one that crashed into a Swiss hotel and killing at least four more people.

Image via Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Heavy snow paralyzed much of Europe for yet another day, cutting off mountain villages, sparking avalanches like one that crashed into a Swiss hotel and killing at least four more people Friday. Workers at the Hotel Saentis in eastern Switzerland spent Friday shoveling out hip-deep snow after a 300-meter (330-yard) wide avalanche smashed through the hotel's windows Thursday afternoon and piled up in rooms and the dining hall. Police said three… Read at AP News

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