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French national trapped under snow in Armenia's mountains
2019-02-22 14:42:17

A French national has been trapped under snow when climbing a mountain in Armenia’s Kotayk region, the Ministry of Emergency Situations reports.

The Ministry said five mountaineers (all of them French nationals) climbed a mountain next to one of the hotels in Aghveran resort.

One of the tourists was trapped under snow under circumstances that are yet to be revealed. Friends rushed to help him out of snow, but the latter was unconscious.

The incident occurred at 11:05 local time.

Rescuers have been dispatched to the scene. A helicopter of the Ministry fo Defense has been sent to join the rescue works.