Four people, including a foreign tourist, were killed by avalanches in northern Norway today, local police said.

The five members of a group of foreign tourists were swept away by an avalanche near Kavrigtiden, a mountain peak in the far north of Norway, killing one of them and injuring two others.

The mayor of Lingen, Da-Havard Jonsen, said the tourists had arrived in the area from Italy.

According to Morten Petersen, a spokesman for the Tromsø police, two more people died later when an avalanche washed away a house and a warehouse and threw them into the sea on the island of Reynoja. At the time of the accident, there were 140 goats in the warehouse.

Late in the evening, police reported that a fourth person had been killed by an avalanche in the Nordreisa region. “This person was part of a group of foreign tourists. Another member of this group spotted (the victim) and informed the rescue services,” the police announced, without specifying the nationality of the man.