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Woman hurt in destructive Montana avalanche dies

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A woman who was rescued about three hours after her house was destroyed by an avalanche in Missoula, Mont., has died at a hospital.

Missoula police say Michel Colville died Monday morning at St. Patrick Hospital. Her husband, Fred Allendorf, remained hospitalized in serious condition.

He was buried for about two hours before rescuers found him Friday night in an air pocket created by a fallen chimney in their house at the base of Mount Jumbo.

Eight-year-old Phoenix Scoles-Coburn was buried in the snow for about an hour. He was released from the hospital Sunday.

Phoenix's 10-year-old sister, Coral, also was outside playing when the slide hit at 4 p.m. Friday, but she was able to dig herself out of the snow.

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