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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A 50-year-old Italian man who lived in Italy died 13 December in hospital in Sion after sustaining critical injuries in an avalanche at Monte Moro near Saas Almagell Sunday 11 December at 14:30. Canton Valais police say that he was part of a group of six Italians who were ski touring in the area. They were on the east face of the Weisstor when the avalanche was triggered and he was buried under 130cm of snow. His fellow skiers were able to locate him and with the help of a rescue team to dig him out.
He was taken to the hospital in Visp and later transferred to Sion.