Young girl rescued from an avalanche in Kosovo
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Child saved from Kosovo avalanche

A young girl has been pulled alive from a house hours after it was hit by an avalanche which killed at least nine people in southern Kosovo.

She was found buried under 10 metres (33 ft) of snow after officers heard her voice and a mobile phone ringing, an official said.

Rescuers are still looking for one person after the avalanche hit a remote mountain village on the border with Albania and Macedonia on Saturday.

The rescued girl, named as Amerta Reka and thought to be between five and seven years old, was recovering in hospital in the nearby town of Prizren.

  • 12 Feb 2012