Tyrol avalanche: Two killed in second deadly avalanche to hit Austrian alps in days

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Deadly avalanche: The site where four people were killed in Austria earlier this week: AFP/Getty Images

Two people have been killed in the second deadly avalanche to hit a region of the Austrian alps in just days.

The avalanche hit in the country’s western region of Tyrol on Friday, police said.

Officers said five people had been in the off-piste area near St Anton when the avalanche struck.

Two people have been found dead but their gender and nationalities were not yet known, according to police.

It comes two days after four Swiss mountain climbers were swept away by an avalanche in the same province on Wednesday.

The avalanche engulfed a group of eight foreign tourists but four people managed to free themselves and seek help.

Three of the bodies were discovered quickly but rescuers searched for hours to find the fourth victim who was buried deep in the snow.

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