Eight killed in avalanche in eastern Turkey


Eight rescue workers have been killed and 20 others buried under the snow after two avalanches in Turkey.

According to officials, 300 rescuers were trying to find survivors from a previous avalanche near Bahcesehir town, when a second snowslide occurred. 

A local governor said 25 people have been rescued and taken to hospital.

The first avalanche left five people dead and two others missing after burying a snow-clearing vehicle and a minibus.

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