Jungfrau Guides Acquitted in the Death of Six Soldiers

Two mountain guides were acquitted this week by the Swiss military court in the death of six Swiss soldiers recruits who were killed in an avalanche on Mount Jungfrau in the Bernese Alps in July of 2007.  According to SwissInfo, defending accusations of negligence, the defense argued chances of an avalanche that day were limited.  Six soldiers and two guides escaped unharmed.  If found guilty, the guides could have faced three years in prison.

--Alison Kelman

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