Saturday 23 February 2019

Two killed in French ski resort blaze

A first responder walks near the scene of a fire at Courchevel ski resort, France January 20, 2019 in this still image taken from social media video. Georgis Kelli via REUTERS
A first responder walks near the scene of a fire at Courchevel ski resort, France January 20, 2019 in this still image taken from social media video. Georgis Kelli via REUTERS
Fire erupts from a building at Courchevel ski resort, France January 20, 2019 in this still image taken from social media video. Georgis Kelli via REUTERS
Fire erupts from a building at Courchevel ski resort, France January 20, 2019 in this still image taken from social media video. Georgis Kelli via REUTERS
Evacuees gather across the street from a building fire at Courchevel ski resort, France January 20, 2019 in this still image taken from social media video. Georgis Kelli via REUTERS
Smoke rises from a building after a fire at Courchevel ski resort, France January 20, 2019 in this still image taken from social media video. Jeremy via REUTERS
Smoke rises from a building after a fire at Courchevel ski resort, France January 20, 2019 in this still image taken from social media video. Jeremy via REUTERS
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Two people have been killed and 22 others injured in a large blaze that broke out in the French ski resort of Courchevel, officials said.

Authorities in the Savoie region said the blaze started at 4.30am local time on Sunday in a building housing seasonal workers in the heart of the Alpine town.

The Savoie prefecture said 70 firefighters helped fight the blaze.

Among the injured, four have been seriously wounded. The fire also forced 60 people to be evacuated from the building.

Evacuees gather across the street from a building fire at Courchevel ski resort, France January 20, 2019 in this still image taken from social media video. Georgis Kelli via REUTERS
Evacuees gather across the street from a building fire at Courchevel ski resort, France January 20, 2019 in this still image taken from social media video. Georgis Kelli via REUTERS

The cause of the fire and the identity of the victims were not known.

Smoke rises from a building after a fire at Courchevel ski resort, France January 20, 2019 in this still image taken from social media video. Jeremy via REUTERS
Smoke rises from a building after a fire at Courchevel ski resort, France January 20, 2019 in this still image taken from social media video. Jeremy via REUTERS

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