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Funeral for avalanche victim

The funeral of a student from Blackburn who was killed in an avalanche in the Scottish highlands is taking place today. 24-year-old Christopher Bell was an experienced mountaineer, who died along with three others as they descended a mountain.

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Fourth avalanche victim from Merseyside

The fourth person killed in an avalanche in the Scottish Highlands has been named as 29-year-old Rachel Majumdar.

She was originally from Merseyside and was most recently living in Leeds, working at Harrogate District Hospital in North Yorkshire as a doctor.

The avalanche struck at about 2pm on Saturday as a group of six friends made their descent on Bidean Nam Bian in Glencoe.

PhD student Christopher Bell, 24, from Lancashire and two others were also swept to their deaths as they made their way down the mountain.

A 24-year-old woman from the Durham area, who was seriously hurt in the incident, remains in a critical condition in hospital in Glasgow.

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