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Tourists airlifted out of Swiss ski resort of Zermatt

Skiers had been stranded in the resort because of heavy snowfall and exceptional danger of avalanches Helicopters have airlifted stranded holidaymakers from the upmarket Swiss ski resort of Zermatt after about 13,000 sightseers were trapped in the mountain village for two days by heavy recent snowfall and an extraordinary risk of avalanches. Local police said the airlift was taking about 100 people an hour who urgently needed to leave Zermatt to the nearby village of Tasch, a three minute flight, from where rail replacement buses were available for their onward…

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