युरोप हिमपातको चपेटामा, हजारौं अलपत्र (फोटोफिचरसमेत)

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काठमाडौं । भारी हिमपातका कारण युरोपको जनजीवन अस्तव्यस्त भएको छ । हिमपातका कारण फ्रान्स, इटली र स्वीट्जरल्यान्डका विभिन्न स्थानमा हजारौं पर्यटक अलपत्र परेका छन् । 

स्वीट्जरल्याण्डको स्की रिसोर्टमा फसेका झण्डै १३ हजार पर्यटकलाई हेलिकोप्टरमा ओसार्ने काम भइरहेको छ । 

कतिपय स्थानमा ३९ इञ्चसम्म हिउँ जमेको छ । रिसोर्टभित्र रहेका पर्यटकहरु बाहिर निस्कन सकेका छैनन् ।

उनीहरुको उद्दारको प्रयास भइरहेको अधिकारीहरुले बताएका छन् । फ्रान्स र स्वीट्जरल्यान्डमा १० वर्षयताकै बढी हिमपात भएको बताइएको छ ।

यसैबीच इटलीको एउटा पाँच तले भवन हिम पहिरोमा परेको छ । त्यहाँ रहेका २९ जनाले भने भागेर ज्यान जोगाएका छन् ।

Helicopters were finally able to access one of Switzerland's most popular alpine resorts as the evacuation of some of the thousands of stranded skiers began on Tuesday evening. Due to heavy snowfall and rain showers, Zermatt can only be reached by air

 

Community workers remove snow off a path in Zermatt, Switzerland. Due to heavy snowfall and rain showers, Zermatt can only be reached by air. Swiss authorities have closed ski slopes, hiking trails, cable cars, roads and train service into the town of Zermatt amid a heightened risk of avalanches, stranding some 13,000 tourists in the town

Children walk past trees after heavy snowfall in Saas Fee village, near Zermatt in the Swiss Alps. With nearby roads, trains, cable cars, ski slopes and hiking trails into the town closed, Swiss authorities deployed helicopters to ferry some tourists to a nearby village to escape the snow-bound Alpine valley

A tractor works remove the snow off the road with a snow blower in Zermatt, Switzerland, as children play in the heavy snowAn aerial view of Zermatt on Tuesday shows the snow piled high, covering tables at an outdoor restaurant overlooking the town  

 

A skier enjoys a quiet moment in a man-made snow trench as the ski resort of Zermatt, at the base of the famed Matterhorn mountain, is closed in by snow 

Young skiers enjoy the snow in Zermatt, Switzerland, Tuesday. After Swiss authorities closed the slopes, the thrill-seekers were forced to find their own pistesThere are currently 'around 13,000 tourists at Zermatt,' while the station website warned that 'arrivals and departures are not possible at the moment'

 

The snow has blocked all roads and the train leading to the resort in the southern Swiss canton of Valais, which was also hit by some power outages, head of the station Janine Imesch said

Zermatt is home to about 5,500 inhabitants and has the capacity to accommodate 13,400 tourists spread across hotels and rental apartmentsAll travel was cancelled as heavy snowfall blocked trains from moving earlier in the day. A snow covered train clears the line as it begins moving again

'It is not possible to do downhill or cross country, but that's OK. It's a bit romantic,' Imesch said, adding: 'There is no panic.' Pictured: A webcam showing the snow-covered resort 

A number of other Valais villages were also isolated by the heavy snow. The Simplon region of Valais was hit by 3.5 feet of snow in a 24-hour period, the ATS news agency reported. Pictured: Workers clearing the snow outside Zermatt train station 

 

A hut is covered with a thick blanket of snow on its roof in the village of Saas Fee, near Zermatt in the Swiss Alps

People look at the infoscreen showing cancelled routes at the empty bus station in Zermatt, Switzerland. Due to heavy snowfall and rain showers, Zermatt can only be reached by airOvernight winds of up to 125 miles per hour also meant there was significant damage to infrastructure on the course, notably at the finish area where tents and the stands were hit. Pictured: The scene at the resort overnight 

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