Four dead in Glencoe avalanche

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Four people have died after being engulfed in an avalanche in Glencoe.

The party of six – three men and three women – were caught up in the avalanche that hit the Bidean Nam Bian area at 2pm Saturday.

One man escaped being swept away and raised the alarm.  A woman was recovered alive after a rescue effort got underway but has serious head injuries.

Commenting on twitter, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “Dreadful news from Glencoe. Thoughts with all those affected.”