Parler Share

The Latest: Road accidents in snowy Bosnia kill 3, hurt 17

Parler Share

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on heavy snowfall across Europe (all times local):

2:10 p.m.

Bosnian authorities say three people have died and 17 others have been injured in car and bus crashes on snowy roads across in the Balkan nation.

Authorities say three people died and three others were injured in two separate car accidents on icy roads near the northwestern town of Laktasi. Fourteen other people were hurt, three of them seriously, when the bus they were riding on skidded off a snow-covered road Monday in central Bosnia and overturned.

A snowplow also overturned while clearing a highway at Komar Mountain in central Bosnia.

Trending:
Is the Obama Foundation Storing Classified Docs Inside a Former Furniture Warehouse? Read This Letter

Parts of Europe, especially in the Alps, have been hit by days of heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures that sparked deadly avalanches and disrupted travel on planes, trains and highways. The cold snap and snow are forecast to continue through the week.

___

9:45 a.m.

Officials say a large avalanche has slammed into a hotel in southern Germany, damaging the building but causing no injuries.

A spokeswoman for Oberallgaeu regional authorities said the hotel’s 100 guests were evacuated to other dwellings in the village of Balderschwang.

Brigitte Kloepf told The Associated Press that about 1,100 people are unable to leave Balderschwang, near the Austrian border, because of an avalanche risk on roads following days of intense snowfall.

Authorities in parts of Austria, Germany and Switzerland have warned that further snow and rainfall is raising the risk of avalanches, and increase the weight on snow-laden roofs.

Dozens of people have died in avalanches or weather-related accidents across central Europe in recent days.

Germany’s top security official planned to visit affected areas Monday.

The Western Journal has not reviewed this Associated Press story prior to publication. Therefore, it may contain editorial bias or may in some other way not meet our normal editorial standards. It is provided to our readers as a service from The Western Journal.

Truth and Accuracy

Submit a Correction →



We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.

Tags:
Parler Share
The Associated Press is an independent, not-for-profit news cooperative headquartered in New York City. Their teams in over 100 countries tell the world’s stories, from breaking news to investigative reporting. They provide content and services to help engage audiences worldwide, working with companies of all types, from broadcasters to brands. Photo credit: @AP on Twitter
The Associated Press was the first private sector organization in the U.S. to operate on a national scale. Over the past 170 years, they have been first to inform the world of many of history's most important moments, from the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the bombing of Pearl Harbor to the fall of the Shah of Iran and the death of Pope John Paul.

Today, they operate in 263 locations in more than 100 countries relaying breaking news, covering war and conflict and producing enterprise reports that tell the world's stories.
Location
New York City




Conversation