Snow and Avalanche Center 2008 Avalanche News

Families of Jungfrau military accident to see investigation files
Monday, 28 July, 2008, 11:10 - World Radio Switzerland

Families of victims of the Jungfrau army accident a year ago are finally being given access to military police files on the tragedy. Five young recruits and their sergeant were swept away by an avalanche and fell 1,000 metres to their deaths. Military justice authorities launched criminal proceedings against two mountain guides who survived the accident and one of the victims’ fathers is pressing charges against three senior army officials. The investigation is still ongoing but the military says the soldiers’ families should be allowed to see the files in the next month or so.

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