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3 die in avalanches as cold snap hits Britain

3 die in avalanches as cold snap hits Britain

Three people have died in avalanches in the Scottish Highlands and three more in a car crash as Britain ends 2009 with icy weather.
Emergency services said two climbers were killed on Britain's highest mountain, 4,409-foot (1,344-meter) Ben Nevis, on Wednesday. A third was rescued at Torridon in another part of the Highlands but died later.
In northwest England, three men were killed in a car crash as snow swept across northern Britain.
Forecasters said temperatures were predicted to fall below freezing in many areas for Thursday's New Year's Eve celebrations.
It is the second cold snap to hit Britain this month. Bad weather before Christmas led to canceled flights and the suspension of Eurostar train services between Britain and continental Europe.


Updated : 2021-04-14 19:22 GMT+08:00