Svalbard: Woman dies in snowmobile accident

Longyearbyen - SvalbardPhoto: Tore Meek / NTB

A woman died in a snowmobile accident on the Longyear Glacier, Svalbard, on Sunday afternoon.

A helicopter was sent out to the accident site at 3 PM, the newspaper Svalbardposten writes.

“There has been a serious scooter accident. The person who drove the snowmobile was subsequently confirmed dead,” Kjell Arne Lundin told the newspaper.

According to Lundin, a woman died. The woman is said to have been part of a larger scooter entourage.

“The psychosocial (support) team has been notified and will take care of the relatives,” Lundin said.

Note: The picture used is for illustration purposes only.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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