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Brit, 18, is killed in an avalanche in Switzerland 

Brit, 18, is swept away and killed by an avalanche while on a ski tour in Switzerland

An 18-year-old British man has died following an avalanche in Switzerland while on a ski tour, local police said.

Authorities are currently searching for a second person who was also caught in the disaster early on Tuesday in Meiringen, in the canton of Bern.

The man was reportedly living in Bern and was found dead following the disaster.

Police received the report of the fatal avalanche around 4.25pm on Tuesday evening, local Swiss media said.

The avalanche occurred at the Gstelliwang ski slope on the Wellhorn mountain in the Bernese Alps.

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