"According to available information, seven teenagers aged 16-17 who are pupils of a local secondary school could have been trapped in the avalanche," the Interior Ministry said.
The avalanche happened about 4 miles from the village of Mugur-Aksy in the Republic of Tyva.
A search and rescue operation was under way, RIA Novosti reported.
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