The small town of Kirovsk, Russia, was buried under a huge avalanche on Feb. 18 that one resident caught on video (below).
“We can confirm that the avalanche descended in the vicinity of Kukisvumchorr Mountain,” a Russian Emergencies Ministry spokeswoman told RT.com.
RIA Novosti reported that one man, who was a member of an anti-avalanche team, was buried under the snow and did not survive.
The avalanche happened after what was supposed to be a controlled anti-avalanche detonation by the team.
GlavNews.org noted that the area was covered by an avalanche after an explosion.
LifeNews, a Russian TV channel, reported that there could be more people buried under the thick snow.
The Russian Emergencies Ministry said that more than a dozen rescue personnel were sent to the small town of 30,000 that sits about 70 miles north of the Arctic Circle.