The five are part of a larger group of eight Italians, all from the Vicenza area, but three of them did not take part in the excursion: they are fine and are in the hotel. Among the compatriots involved, some had backpacks with airbags that allowed them to remain on the surface when they were overwhelmed, while others slammed into trees and suffered bruises of varying severity. The most seriously injured would be conscious: he is hospitalized in Tromso.
The other avalanches
In the locality of Reinoya, a small island in the North-Troms of about 300 inhabitants, an avalanche hit a farm, dragging it into the sea (in the photo). A man and a woman were found dead in the water, as well as a hundred head of cattle. The municipality has evacuated the other residents. In Storlett, in the municipality of Nordreisa, an avalanche involved another group of foreign tourists. One person was found lifeless. A fourth avalanche caused no casualties. The police advised anyone not to move to the mountains in the area due to the bad weather conditions. A red alert was issued for both Friday and Saturday in several locations.