Rockslide kills Iraqi teen on Austrian mountain

Vienna, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 13th Jul, 2020 ) :A rockslide on an Austrian mountain killed a 14-year-old Iraqi boy Sunday as he was climbing towards one of the biggest ice caves in the world on the Tennen mountains.

The teenager was hit in the chest as climbed at 1,600 metres (5,250 feet) towards the Werfen ice caves, police said.

“Four hundred metres above the site, a rock of about two cubic metres in volume broke away after heavy rains on Saturday,” said geologist Gerald Valentin.

The Werfen ice caves, which stretch 42 kilometres (26 miles), were discovered in 1879 and are considered to be the largest network of ice caves in the world, attracting up to 2,500 visitors a day in high season.

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