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Servicewoman dies after being caught in avalanche

The victim, a mountain guide, was heli-skiing in Valtournenche

06 February, 16:22
Servicewoman dies after being caught in avalanche (ANSA) - Aosta, February 6 - A servicewoman in the Italian army died in hospital on Thursday after being caught in an avalanche in Valtournenche in the northwestern Val d'Aosta region. Simona Hosquet, 30, a mountain guide and former competitive cross-country skier, was heliskiing with a group of clients above Cheneil when she was swept up by the snowfall at 12.30 pm local time.

She was extracted by rescuers and taken to Aosta's Parini hospital in a serious condition.

A second person involved in the avalanche escaped unhurt.

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