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Turkish national skier killed in training accident

01-13-2012 09:27 BJT

ANKARA, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- Asli Nemutlu, an 18-year-old member of Turkey's national Alpine skiing team, was killed in a training accident in northeastern Turkey on Thursday, local Hurriyet Daily News reported.

Nemutlu was training on a slope at Konakli ski center in the province of Erzurum at around 10 a.m. local time (GMT0700) when she fell and broke her neck, according to the report.

Members of the Alpine skiing team were on the mountain to train for the Turkey Youth Ski Championship, which will be held Jan. 14-15, said the report, adding that one of Nemutlu's skis came loose while she was skiing down a slope, causing the fall.

Nemutlu was rushed to the Erzurum Training and Research Hospital but could not be saved, added the report.

Editor:Zhang Hao |Source: Xinhua

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