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Two Polish researchers die in Norway

PR dla Zagranicy
Grzegorz Siwicki 20.05.2019 00:05
Two Polish researchers have died during a trip to a mountainous area on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported on Sunday.
Polish Polar Station on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen.Polish Polar Station on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen.Image: igf.edu.pl

The two victims, a man and a woman, were both members of a polar expedition organised by the Warsaw-based Institute of Geophysics, part of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN), the IAR news agency reported, citing the institute's website.

According to the mojanorwegia.pl website, both victims worked for a Polish research station.

The mojanorwegia.pl website cited Norwegian authorities as saying that the Polish researchers died as a result of falling down from a height of several hundred metres in Spitsbergen’s Hornsund fjord area.

The deaths are being investigated by Norwegian police, the Polish public broadcaster’s news agency reported.


Source: IAR

tags: Spitsbergen
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