Snow release An avalanche made on purpose


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The avalanche risk in the Swiss Alps is currently high. Authorities on the Belalp in canton Valais carried out a controlled explosion to reduce the danger. (SRF News/swissinfo.ch)

On the same day, an avalanche near Salvan another part of Valais destroyed several vacation chalets. Authorities searched the area with avalanche dogs and helicopters. No one was injured.