A group of at least four people was caught under avalanche today in Krasnaya Polyana. Rescue group could reach the place of the accident 30 minutes later and recovered ten years old child from under the snow, but doctors couldn’t save his life and he died another half hour later. The search for the remaining three persons continued until night, and will resume tomorrow morning. Additional groups of rescue workers from Adygea republic (10 people) and Krasnodar Krai (46 people) are coming to join Sochi rescuers (37 rescue workers from Krasnaya Polyana and a group of rescue workers from Sochi).

The accident occurred in the top area of ski-lifts operated by «Alpika Service» resort on Salymovsky Tsyrk mountain at 15:10 local time.

I hope they can save those people.

I guess this also means we’ll probably hear soon new accusations from the opponents of the Sochi’s Olympic bid and new government’s assurances to provide safety.


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    May 24th, 2007 at 12:12

    Hi ..I just came across your travel page ..I have been to Sochi last year …and will return this year agin in July so that I can be in Sochi when the IOC announces the winning city.

    I hope it is Sochi.

    I am from Washington DC and New York …and Americans need to learn more about Sochi …so that is why I am also writing a short but very interesting travel guide to Sochi for Americans.

    I will write again ..as my day to travle draws near..


    John Naradzay

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