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French climber dies in Armenia mountains
2019-02-22 16:29:37

A French national has died after being trapped under snow in Armenian mountains at about 11 a.m. local time. 

The incident occurred as five French tourists were climbing a mountain next to one of the hotels in Aghveran resort in Armenia’s Kotayk region, the Ministry of Emergency Situations reports.

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.

Rescuers were dispatched to the scene. A helicopter of the Ministry of Defense was sent to join the rescue works.