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Things to know about avalanches

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 10: <p>EVOLENE, SWITZERLAND: An aerial view of one of two avalanches making its way through the landscape as it hits into the Swiss ski resort of Evolene, Swiss Alps, 22 February 1999. Two people were killed and more than a dozen are missing after snow storms and avalanches hit the Swiss and French Alps. Heavy snowfalls in the Alps have claimed the lives of at least 19 people this month, most of whom died in the avalanches. (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)</p>

Things to know about avalanches

Ever wondered what are avalanches? How do they occur and where are they most likely to happen? Find out more about this deadly natural disaster.

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