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Fatalities in Swiss Alps, Jura decline in 2012

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GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss Alpine Club says the number of deaths in the mountains of the Swiss Alps and the Jura fell by a third in 2012 from the previous year due to often-poor weather that kept people away. The mountaineering organization said 95 people died. Meanwhile, 2,570 people needed a rescue in those mountains during the same timeframe, about 3 percent less than in 2011. But among those...

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