Avalanche killed five people in Dachstein, according to Austrian media. According to police information, the five were Czech citizens. Winter sports lovers were swept away by the avalanche this morning at about 9:30 am (10:30 Bulgarian time).
The incident happened at an altitude of between 2,700 and 2,800 meters.
The second month of 2020 saw numerous environmental disasters that impaired climate change and vice versa, including Storm Ciara across Europe, swarms of locusts in East Africa, deadly avalanches in Turkey, and a volcanic eruption in Japan.
Here is a look at the global environmental disasters during the previous month.
The Interior Ministry has assigned three inspectors for an investigation into death of at least 41 people in two avalanches in Turkey's eastern province of Van, according to a statement Feb. 7.
Three civil inspectors will "inquire and investigate every aspect of the two avalanche incidents," the statement said.
A score of Turkish search and rescue team members who were caught in an avalanche on Feb. 5 have been saved, but 11 died, said authorities.
Bulgaria's Mountain Rescue Service on 31th of January warns of high danger of avalanches in the mountains.
There is considerable avalanche danger where the storm-strong winds have deposited fresh snowdrifts on the slopes.
One skier is enough to trigger an avalanche in such locations, the rescue service warns.
Naturally triggered avalanches can also be expected.