Three researchers are trapped in an Austrian cave after the water rose unexpectedly | Abroad

Three scientists are trapped in Lamprechtshöhle Cave in Austria. The meltwater in the cave rose at an unexpected speed, blocking the exit.

The Lamprechtshöhle cave system is located in Sankt Martin bei Lofer in the Austrian state of Salzburg, in northern Austria, not far from the German border. It is a cave system 60 kilometers long and considered one of the deepest caves on Earth.

When scientists were on an expedition to collect rocks today, they were suddenly surprised by the unexpectedly rapid rise of meltwater. As a result, the exit route is blocked.

However, rescuers are optimistic that it will turn out well. “They are three well-equipped professionals who know what to do in such a situation,” said Monica Fichtner, head of the rescue team. She says there are also safety outlets where they can take refuge, and rations are also available in the caves. .

Cooler temperatures are expected in the coming days, so the water will quickly disappear. According to the local speleologist, it is impossible for scientists to reach the exit while swimming.

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