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Slovenia's Mountain Rescue Service Has Its Hands Full

Ljubljana, 27 July - Members of Slovene mountain rescue service (GRS) were called to the rescue 262 times in 2001, which represent a substantial increase from the 1999 number of 197 cases. The death toll in mountain accidents also increased last year with 32 people dying (29 in 1999). The most common reasons for accidents are slips from the paths and inappropriate equipment of the mountain visitors.

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