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Anatomy of an Avalanche

On 23 February 1999, a massive avalanche hit Galtur, a village in Austria. The village was supposed to have been well within the safety zone and out of reach from avalanches. But it was not. It devastated the village, killing 31 people. It was the worst avalanche to occur in the Alps for 30 years. Horizon follows the scientists as they try to discover exactly what caused the avalanche.

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50 minutes

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Thu 25 Nov 1999 21:30
BBC Two except East, South East, Yorkshire

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