German couple die in Norway glacier accident
Published on Aug 11, 2014 7:47 PM
OSLO (AFP) - A German couple died in front of their two young children when ice broke during a tour of a melting Norwegian glacier, police said Monday.
The accident happened Sunday afternoon near or on the Nigard Glacier in west Norway, a popular and accessible part of the Jostedal Glacier, the largest in Europe.
The police said, following a tour with a group in the area, the couple returned to the glacier with their two children, aged eight and 10, when a block of ice broke off.
But they could not say whether the ice landed on the couple or the ice gave way beneath them and they fell to their deaths.
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