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Two hungarian speleologists killed and seven others trapped
« on: February 21, 2006, 10:42:08 pm »
Two hungarian speleologists killed and seven others were trapped in Italy.
Date: 21/2/2006      
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Description: 21 Feb. 2006.

After the tragedy in Georgia and Turkey a new tragedy in nothern Italy with at least two Hungarian speleologists dead and seven more trapped in a nearby cave. The two dead speleologists (a man and a woman) were exiting the cave when the avalanche hit them and killed them. Rescue operations is still in progress, please visit again for future updates.

UPDATED 21 FEB. 2006 - 21:00 GMT+2

First Update from Scintilena Clarence:
The total number of the hungarian cavers was 10. Three of them were hit by the avalanche while they were exiting the cave. Two of them, a man and a woman have been swept up from a small avalanche and rescued themselfs but then another second avalanche hit them killing the two of them. The third caver (a man) escaped and asked for help while the rest seven hungarian cavers were still somewhere in the cave-system probably without knowledge of what happened outside the cave.
Source (in Italian):

Second Update from Scintilena Clarence:
Three of the seven trapped cavers rescued, four cavers are still inside the cave system continuing their activities without knowledge of what happened outside. Source (in Italian):

UPDATED 21 FEB. 2006 - 22:00 GMT+2

Update from Andrea Scatolini

A team of ten Hungarian cavers visited the cave Complesso diBila Pec (404 meters depth) in the Canin Mounth, Region Friuli Venezia Giuliaand. Yesterday evening three of them decided to interrupt their excursions in the cave and to ascent to the surface. During the ascent a small avalanche of soflty snow hit them.They survived and continued their way, but another avalanche bigger than the first hit them killing the two of them, a man and a girl. The third caver survived and after a night passed in the snow succedeed to call for aid. In the morning, the bodies of the two killed cavers transported to a near city and many rescuers arrived to the place of the accident trying to locate the rest cavers. In the evening, three of the rest cavers came to the surface without knowing the terrible news. They said that there are four more members still inside, not trapped, but exploring the cave at a depth of -350, -400 meters without knowledge of what happened and that it's possible to plan to stay inside the cave for one more day.

It is a sad day in Italy.

Andrea Scatolini,

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