Giant avalanche kills 10 people

Posted By: Steve Bellamy on April 11, 2010 12:04 am

Tragedy has struck in Russia as a helicopter carrying snowboarders was hit by an avalanche.  10 of the 18 people were killed after the heli landed on a slope in Russia’s Kamchatka region.

Although details are light at this point in time, it seems like riders may have set off the slide.  Although not all 10 bodies have been recovered, officials are saying that finding any more survivors would be slim at this point in time.

Temperatures are below zero and the spot is about 45 feet deep in snow.

More information to come as it becomes available.