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German couple die in Norway glacier accident

Published on Aug 11, 2014 7:47 PM
 
Picture taken on August 10, 2014 shows a glacier in Luster, Norway. 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. -- PHOTO: AFP

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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