Dyatlov Pass incident

Autopsies of the four hikers found in the ravine showed the most severe injuries.

An excerpt from the article 39 facts about Dyatlov Pass incident

In addition to several surprising injuries that occurred while the victims were alive, numerous changes may have already occurred after death because three months had passed between the time of the tragedy and their discovery, i.e. putrefactive processes had begun to take place.

Among the injuries sustained while the victims were alive, the autopsies showed, among other things:

- in the case of Lyudmila Dubinina, a punctured heart muscle, and numerous rib fractures, as well as hematomas and hemorrhage

- in the case of Aleksandr Kolevatov, extensive hematomas and a wound behind the right ear

- in the case of Nikolai Thibeaux-Brignolle, extensive fracture of the skull bone and temporal bone, including a fragment of bone pushed inside the skull, as well as injury to the right cerebral hemisphere and bruises on the right arm

- in the case of Semyon Zolotaryov, a rib fracture on the right side, blood in the pleura, and meningeal ischemia

Official autopsies indicated that the lack of eyeballs and soft tissue defects in Zolotariov and Dubinina, who was also deprived of her tongue, had already occurred after their deaths.

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