Two People Died after an Avalanche under Todorka Peak in Pirin (UPDATED)

Society » INCIDENTS | January 11, 2019, Friday // 13:44| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Two People Died after an Avalanche under Todorka Peak in Pirin (UPDATED) Dnevnik

Two people died after an avalanche in Pirin in the Bansko area, announced the Mountain Rescue Service at the Bulgarian Red Cross. The dead were fond of extreme winter sports and were on the western slopes of Todorka peak, reports Dnevnik.

The whole team of the Mountain Rescue Service - Bansko worked at the spot. Initially, they found the body of one of the tourists, and a bit later the second was discovered. Besides the mountain rescuers, there were search dogs, Emil Neshev, the head of the service, told FOCUS-PIRIN.

The incident took place only a day after the Mountain Rescue Service warned that there was an increased danger of avalanches in the mountains. Yesterday the SCP recommended skiers not to deviate from the slopes and not to enter avalanche areas.

Today's announcement states that despite repeated warnings, tourists continue to overlook information on the aggravated avalanche environment as well as mountain rescue guidelines for safe high mountain behavior.

In connection with the expectation that over the weekend hundreds of citizens will head to the national winter resorts, the BRC RMS has urged strict compliance with the rules of behavior in the mountains - on and off the slopes.

We need your support so can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

Incidents » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Advertisement All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Bulgaria news (Sofia News Agency - is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." (Sofia News Agency - and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria