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4 Albanian climbers trapped on snowy mountain in the south

AP  |  Tirana (Albania) 

says four climbers are trapped by snow and ice on a southern mountain.

Spokeswoman Qehajaj today said the four Albanians are on the Sotir mountain, 270 kilometers (170 miles) south of the capital, Tirana, close to the Greek border.

After their cell phone call early morning an army helicopter was sent to pick them up, but was unable to land.

and army forces will now go on foot to attempt to rescue the climbers.

Over the past month, has been covered in snow in mountainous areas, while melting snow and continuous rain have flooded its northwestern part.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 22:25 IST