Thursday 23 November 2017

Avalanche kills three people in French Alps

A French ski resort has been hit by an avalanche
A French ski resort has been hit by an avalanche

Three people have died in an avalanche that struck the Alpine ski resort of Bonneval-sur-Arc in France, officials said.

The Savoie prefecture said the avalanche struck around noon on Tuesday, without giving details about the identities of casualties.

French media reported that the victims included two men and a woman who were experienced hikers.

The rescue operation ended on Tuesday afternoon and French authorities said the death toll is final.

AP

Press Association

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