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Op-Ed: Survivors commemorate 45 victims of Andean tragedy

Los Angeles - Various activities will commemorate the tenth anniversary of the so-called "Tragedy of Antuco" in which 45 soldiers of the Chilean Army died in a blizzard in the Andes Mountains during a training march which should have never taken place.
 

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Memorial ceremony at the Regiment in Los Angeles honoring the 45 victims of the Antuco tragedy.(Scre...
Memorial ceremony at the Regiment in Los Angeles honoring the 45 victims of the Antuco tragedy.(Screen capture from YouTube video).
Rodrigo Freeman
Map based on Google Earth image edited to show the route of the soldiers  march from  Los Barros Ref...
Map based on Google Earth image edited to show the route of the soldiers' march from "Los Barros Refuge" to "La Cortina Refuge" in the slopes of the Antuco Volcano and Laguna del Laja (Laja Lake).
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Search crews used long sticks to locate the bodies of soldiers buried under 80 cm of snow.(Still cap...
Search crews used long sticks to locate the bodies of soldiers buried under 80 cm of snow.(Still capture from YouTube video).
Rodrigo Freeman
Antuco volcano (2 973 m) and waterfalls in summer.
Antuco volcano (2,973 m) and waterfalls in summer.
Mono Andes
Soldiers fallen in blizzard at Antuco Volcano  Chile  May 18  2005.(Still capture from YouTube video...
Soldiers fallen in blizzard at Antuco Volcano, Chile, May 18, 2005.(Still capture from YouTube video).
Kelly Gilli

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