stary smokovec - On the flanks of the High Tatras, on the border of Poland and Slovakia, four people were killed during the Christmas season. Seven others were seriously injured.
A 25-year-old Pool slipped over the icy ground in front of an attendant and disappeared into the depths. He was seriously injured by helicopter but died a short time later. Other hikers found the body of a 33-year-old Czech by chance by Tuesday.
On Christmas Day, two tourists from the Czech Republic had been found dead independently of each other. Both women were found to have died from a fall. Four others were seriously injured in other places in the mountains by a fall. On Boxing Day, two rescue men and a woman were seriously injured after a fall by a rescue heli.
The conditions in the High Tatras are dangerous due to heavy snowfall. The authorities recommend trips in the mountains.
In recent days, three people were killed in the Swiss Alps, two Swiss and one Frenchman.