Hikers killed by avalanche

Two hikers were killed and three injured by an avalanche in Poland’s Tatra Mountains, rescuers said today.

A spokesman for the Tatra Voluntary Rescue Service, Marcin Witek, said the avalanche hit five people who were trekking at the foot of the Rysy mountain, some 8,200 feet high.

Two were killed and three were taken to hospital with injuries.

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