Army rescues 10 trapped in Lebanon avalanche

28th January 2011, Comments 0 comments

The Lebanese army on Friday rescued 10 people, one of them critically injured, who had been trapped in an avalanche on Lebanon's highest mountain peak, a military spokesman said.

"Army special forces were deployed to Qornet al-Sawda to rescue 10 people, including French and Lebanese nationals, and all we know at present is that one of them is seriously injured," the spokesman told AFP.

"They are still on their way down from the mountain," he added.

Located in north Lebanon, Qornet al-Sawda is the country's highest peak at more than 3,000 metres (9,842 feet) above sea level.

© 2011 AFP

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