At least 10 people were buried in an avalanche near the mountainous villages of Lech and Zurs in Austria on Sunday, according to a statement from the Austrian Press Agency.
The avalanche occurred on Sunday afternoon in the open ski area of the villages.
One person has been rescued so far according to police, the agency said.
“Ten winter sports enthusiasts” were buried, the statement said.
A search and rescue operation is underway with more than 100 people involved, including avalanche search dogs and helicopters.
“We are doing everything we can to save winter sports enthusiasts,” said the spokesman for the municipality of Lech, according to the Austrian press agency. “Spotlights have been requested so that the search can continue in the dark,” the statement read.
This is a developing story and will be updated.