Avalanche in Lebanon Kills 1

Three others taken to the hospital

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Lebanese mountains covered in snow.     Photo: milacy/Flickr

Four men were caught in an avalanche while snowmobiling in northern Lebanon Wednesday morning, killing one. The group was snowmobiling on Qornet al-Sawda—Lebanon's highest peak at 9,842 feet above sea level—when they triggered the slide.

The Lebanese Civil Defense Forces are still searching the area, though there have been no reports of any other victims.

While avalanches are not particularly common in Lebanon, winters can draw plenty of snow in the mountains. Last February, parts of the country received around 40 feet of snow over a five-day span.

Via Daily Star

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