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Monday 22 September 2014

Three climbers killed on Mont Blanc

Published 18/08/2014 | 15:51

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Three more climbers have been killed on Mont Blanc, Western Europe's highest mountain (AP)

Two climbers and an experienced guide have died in a fall on Mont Blanc, the mayor of the French city Chamonix said.

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The bodies of the three were recovered on Sunday after the accident in the Aiguille de Midi area of the Mont Blanc massif, at an altitude of about 12,470ft (3,800m).

Mont Blanc contains Western Europe's highest summit as well as about 200 smaller peaks and dozens die there each year.

The latest deaths come less than a week after six climbers, including an experienced guide, were killed in a fall.

Eric Fournier, mayor of Chamonix, the town at the foot of Mont Blanc's summit, said that the three climbers had been missing since Saturday.

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