France: Four killed in avalanche at Tignes ski resort



    France: Four killed in avalanche at Tignes ski resort

    Feb.13, Paris: At least four people have died in an avalanche at the ski resort of Tignes in south-eastern France,according to rescuers. 

    Police said that a group of nine - said to include a guide - was buried after the wall of snow swept through an off-piste area.  The other five skiers have been found and were being "extracted", according to a rescuer speaking to the Associated Press news agency.

    But it was unclear if there were any other survivors, the rescuer said.

    The 400-metre (1,300ft) wide avalanche occurred at an altitude of 2,100 metres, and struck at a particularly busy time during half-term holidays.

    The resort is popular with British holidaymakers, but local police have told the BBC that the four dead skiers were all French nationals.

    The Oslo Times International News Network

     
     

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