"The hotline has received information from the relatives of the vacationers that after the avalanche has descended, they cannot contact their loved ones. Later, two people were found in the village of Dombay. They did not fall under an avalanche", - indicated in the message of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in the region.
Earlier it was reported that two tourists managed to get in touch - spouses, whose fate remained unknown after the avalanche. It turned out that they did not fall under the avalanche, and at the time of the incident were on the territory of the resort village.
Rescuers reported that up to 12 people could remain under the snow. Fifty people are involved in the search on the slope.
The prosecutor's office will find out the reason for the avalanche. At the same time, it was suggested that the avalanche could be forced. It could come down from the seismic impact after the snow masses were released on the neighboring slope with the help of cannons.