An avalanche has buried several people at a ski station in Switzerland, according to police.
The avalanche wiped out skiers on the Plaine Morte glacier in the Crans Montana resort this afternoon.
It came as warm temperatures over the past week began melting heavy snow and coincided with school holidays in the region.
Footage from the slopes of Crans Montana shows skiers around the edge of the settled avalanche, which tore down the mountain.
A local journalist who is on the slope, said ‘several people’ will be trapped under the snow.
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