Avalanche descended in a ski resort in the U.S. state of Washington, has claimed the lives of three people, eight missing, the agency said The Associated Press with reference to the King County Sheriff's Sergeant Cindy West.
As stated by Cindy West, a tragedy occurred in the area of the Cascade Range to the north-east of the regional center, the city of Seattle. According to her, the place of tragedy sent a team of rescuers to search for missing people.
Earlier, local meteorologists warned of high avalanche danger in the north-western United States.
In the U.S. as a result of an avalanche three people were killed and eight were missing
Three people died and eight were missing as a result of avalanches on Sunday near the popular ski resort in the U.S. state of Washington. The tragedy occurred at 130 km north-east of the city of Seattle in the western U.S., according to ITAR-TASS.
Engaged in the search for missing rescue teams, police said King County.
Center forecast and warning of avalanches Northwest division of the country on the same day issued a warning of high avalanche danger in the mountains at an altitude of 1.5 thousand meters and above.
According to the center, near the base of the resort Stevens Pass temperature reached minus 4 degrees Celsius, on the top of the highest mountain — minus 6 degrees, with light winds and good visibility. In the night from Saturday to Sunday in the area was heavy snowfall, snow depth reached on average 76-90 cm
This winter in the mountains of the western United States under an avalanche killed 13 people. Records of such cases leads Information Center avalanches in Colorado.