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Austria: 2 German skiers die in Tyrol

Two Germans have died in skiing accidents in the Alpine region of Tyrol. The area, well known for its winter sports, is a popular spot for German tourists at this time of year.

A 79-year-old man was killed Monday when he went over the edge of the marked slope in Lermoos, in the Reutte district of Austria.

Two nearby skiers saw the man after he tumbled down the hill and immediately called emergency services, but he was found dead at the scene by a medic.

Read more: Austrian skier buried under avalanche for 5 hours survives

Another accident in Tux

About 100 kilometers (60 miles) away, in Tux, a 58-year-old man also died in a fall on Monday, though less was known about the circumstances surrounding the accident.

According to some reports, the man fell after hitting a snow-covered rock, though police said they were seeking more evidence to find the exact cause of death.

The Tyrol region, covering parts of northern Italy and western Austria, is well known for its winter sports and is a popular spot for German tourists at this time of year.

jsi/cmk (dpa, AFP)

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