10 of the world’s deadliest avalanches

10. Blons, Austria

12 January 1954

Death toll: 57

Often considered Austria’s worst avalanche, it consisted of two slides nine hours apart. The first was a dry-snow avalanche that demolished the town of Blons. Following this came another, travelling 1,200 metres in less than 60 seconds, burying the village and the team of rescuers.

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