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3 Germans Die in Italy Avalanche

March 11, 1999

BOLZANO, Italy (AP) _ Rescue teams dug out the bodies of three German skiers who were killed Thursday in an avalanche that roared down through a northern Alpine valley, Italian news reports said.

A fourth person was missing in the avalanche in Val di Roia, a valley near Italy’s borders with Switzerland and Austria.

The names of the three victims, two women and one man, were not immediately available.

The Italian news agency ANSA said the victims had been skiing off marked trails.

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