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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Avalanche Kills 7

MOSCOW -- An avalanche engulfed a bus on a mountain road in southern Russia, killing at least seven people, Russian news agencies reported Thursday.

Rescue workers struggled through snowdrifts to find 10 passengers still missing after the avalanche pitched the vehicle into a ravine, they said.

The agencies said emergency services had rescued 36 people and taken many to the hospital after the accident in North Ossetia.

The bus was heading to Moscow from Tbilisi. Interfax said buses had been warned not to operate through North Ossetia because of the risk of avalanches.