Austria avalanche kills 3; Ski patrollers killed in France

  • A man rides a traditional cart through the wind in the snow-covered village of Nesutychi, 140 kilometers (87 miles) west of Minsk, Belarus, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. Daily temperatures dropped to around - 3 C ( 27 F) in Belarus. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

  • Due to the danger of an avalanche a mountain pass road is closed in Obermaiselstein, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa via AP)

  • The steeple of the Loferer church is seen through the snow in Lofer, Austrian province of Salzburg on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 after a heavy snowfall. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

BERLIN — Three German skiers have been killed in an avalanche in Austria and a fourth is still missing, police said Sunday as snowfall set in again in the northern Alps. In France, two ski patrollers were killed when the devices they use to trigger avalanches exploded.

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