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6 die in snowmobile crash in Italy [Video]

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Six Russians have been killed after their snowmobile crashed on a ski slope at Mount Cermis in northeast Italy, according to euronews.

Two other people were injured in the accident late Friday.

According to Russian news reports, the snowmobile was pulling a sled, where most of the passengers were sitting, when it crashed into a fence and flipped over.

The group initially asked for permission to use the vehicle on the slope, but were not given it, according to the report.

The snowmobile fell about 100 metres down an escarpment, according to Italian authorities.

Twenty people were killed at Mount Cermis in 1998 when a low-flying US military jet cut the cable of a gondola lift, causing it to plunge to the ground.

Source: euronews