For the second time in a week, a child has died in a ski lift incident in Switzerland. A 12-year-old girl from Biel fell out of a chair lift while with a school ski group at the resort of Evolène, in the canton of Valais.
The girl slid 100 meters down the hill before crashing into a padded pylon. She later died in a local hospital from her injuries.
Last week a five-year-old boy died from injuries suffered on a ski lift at the resort of Schwende, in canton Appenzell Inner Rhodes. Both tragedies illustrate the critical need to adequately instruct children on the use of ski lifts and proper conduct lift chairs.