Retiree latest in string of hiking accident victims

Retiree latest in string of hiking accident victims

A 74-year-old woman on Monday became the third person to die in a mountain hiking accident in the canton of Valais over the past week, police said.

Police kill 80-year-old gunman after he shoots

Police kill 80-year-old gunman after he shoots

Elderly woman dies in Valais apartment fire

Elderly woman dies in Valais apartment fire

Bizarre church suicide follows rear-end crash

Bizarre church suicide follows rear-end crash

Spectacular rockslide creates huge dust cloud

Spectacular rockslide creates huge dust cloud

CERN ski club members injured in avalanche

CERN ski club members injured in avalanche

Fire destroys Valais discotheque and bar

Fire destroys Valais discotheque and bar

Woman dies in 200-metre Valais mountain fall

Woman dies in 200-metre Valais mountain fall

Aussie wingsuit jumper dies in Swiss Alps

Aussie wingsuit jumper dies in Swiss Alps

Murder suspect commits suicide in Valais jail

Murder suspect commits suicide in Valais jail

Child on bike killed in pedestrian crossing

Child on bike killed in pedestrian crossing

Elderly couple die while mushroom picking

Elderly couple die while mushroom picking

German climber dies in Valais mountain accident

German climber dies in Valais mountain accident

Avalanches claim four victims in Valais Alps

Avalanches claim four victims in Valais Alps

US man plunges to death hiking near Zermatt

US man plunges to death hiking near Zermatt

Valais electric train kills cyclist at crossing

Valais electric train kills cyclist at crossing

Toddler drowns in caravan park canal

Toddler drowns in caravan park canal

Skier dies from fall in Valais glacier crevasse

Skier dies from fall in Valais glacier crevasse

Mountain guide dies from fall in Alpine crevasse

Mountain guide dies from fall in Alpine crevasse

Heli-skiing guide and woman die in avalanche

Heli-skiing guide and woman die in avalanche

Two British skiers die in Valais Alps accidents

Two British skiers die in Valais Alps accidents

Mountain train collides with van in Valais

Mountain train collides with van in Valais

Spanish DJ’s murder linked to hashish theft

Spanish DJ’s murder linked to hashish theft

Alpine climbing mishaps claim two lives in Valais

Alpine climbing mishaps claim two lives in Valais

Murder probed amidst deadly falls in Swiss Alps

Murder probed amidst deadly falls in Swiss Alps

Bern boy dies after being hit by glacier rock

Bern boy dies after being hit by glacier rock

Police probe ‘stabbing death’ in Valais village

Police probe ‘stabbing death’ in Valais village

‘Extreme skier’ dies on steep Swiss Alpine slope

‘Extreme skier’ dies on steep Swiss Alpine slope

Top Valais cop stays despite Turkish rock theft

Top Valais cop stays despite Turkish rock theft

Police chief sentenced for Turkish ‘rock’ theft

Police chief sentenced for Turkish ‘rock’ theft

Search resumes for skier lost in Valais avalanche

Search resumes for skier lost in Valais avalanche

Glacier bones traced to long-lost brothers

Glacier bones traced to long-lost brothers

‘Doctor’ steals taxi from Valais hospital

‘Doctor’ steals taxi from Valais hospital

placeholder image

Two Romanians nabbed for 40 Valais robberies

Motorist survives van rollover into river

Motorist survives van rollover into river

placeholder image

Police chief nominated despite Turkish scandal