4 Russian soldiers killed by avalanche in North Caucasus mountains

An avalanche in the Russian Caucasus region has killed four members of the Russian National Guard, regional military authorities have announced. The tragedy in the mountainous region of Kabardino-Balkaria happened during routine exercises in the area, according to Interfax. The National Guard has expressed condolences and promised full support to the victims’ families. They also said their officers are working to retrieve the bodies from the scene. An investigation has been launched to establish all the circumstances of the tragic incident.