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Eastern Oregon avalanche hits Seattle skiers, kills 2

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Two backcountry skiers were killed and two others were seriously injured when an avalanche in eastern Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains hit a party of eight, officials said.

The deaths mean at least 12 people have died in avalanches nationally this season, including six since Sunday.

Low clouds and poor visibility grounded a rescue effort for the injured skiers late Tuesday night, Baker County Undersheriff Warren Thompson said. Two medics were with the man and woman.

Four unhurt skiers…

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