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Officials: Four dead in Russian avalanche

April 20, 2013 at 2:50 PM

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, April 20 (UPI) -- Officials said they have identified two of the four people killed in an avalanche Saturday in eastern Russia.

Officials told ITAR-Tass six people were caught up in the avalanche in Vladivostok, Russia. They were snowmobiling at the Amut Snow Lake ski base in Khabarovsk territory when the snow slide occurred.

Two of the group managed to escape.

Three bodies have been recovered thus far, officials said.

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