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Four dead in avalanche in French Alps

Four dead in avalanche in French Alps

When an avalanche in a ski resort in the French Alps Monday, at least four people to the life to come. In total, nine people by the avalanche swept away.

The skiers were outside of the ski slopes in an area near Tignes, in the Savoie resort, on the border with Italy, reports Le Dauphine.

Around 11.00 hours received emergency services a report of an avalanche at an altitude of 2100 metres. The avalanche would be an area of four hundred feet have been buried under the snow.

Helicopters flew out to the skiers to evacuate. Five people are still missing. According to local authorities, the area is difficult to access and the evacuation take some time.

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