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Nationalities known of trio killed in Scottish avalanche

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  • Police: Two victims in Scottish avalanche were from N. Ireland; another from Scotland
  • Police have not released names of victims, but family members have been notified
  • Five people escaped injury from avalanche; another being treated at hospital
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(CNN) -- Police have released the nationalities of three men who died in an avalanche Saturday in the Scottish Highlands.

Two of the men were from Northern Ireland and the third was from Scotland, authorities said late Saturday.

The men were among several groups climbing the Buchaille Etive Mor in the Glencoe region. The avalanche occurred about noon Saturday (5 a.m. ET), according to the Northern Constabulary police.

In all, nine people in two separate parties were caught up in the avalanche, but five escaped injury. One person remains hospitalized, police said.


The constabulary police force have not released the ages or names of the victims, but said their family members have been notified.

Police also reminded climbers that there is a high risk of avalanches in the Highlands in the next few days.

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