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“No other victims are expected after deadly avalanche in France

“No other victims are expected after deadly avalanche in France

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The number of fatal victims of an avalanche in the French ski resort around Tignes and Val d’isere remains the most likely to stand on four.

Previously it seemed there were five other people buried were hit, but that seems not to be true.

“We have good reason to think that there are no other victims,” said Nicolas Martrenchard, the deputy prefect, Monday night in Albertville.

The four victims are French snowboarders who under the guidance of a teacher outside the slopes they were on their way when they were surprised by the loose sneeuwmassa.

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 meters wide have been buried under the snow.

Dead in avalanche in French Alps

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The local authorities had warned of avalanche risk, level three was indicated on a scale of five. “That means a clear risk. Then you must be very careful”, said the managing director of a French wintersportorganisatie.

Dead after avalanche in French Alps

Rescue workers and volunteers search for survivors after an avalanche in the French Alps at Tignes.
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The avalanche would be an area of four hundred meters wide have been buried under the snow.
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Monday afternoon was already announced that at least five people to life.
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In the area was by authorities beforehand and warned of avalanches.
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The ski resort of Tignes-Val d’isère, also known as the Espace Killy, it has almost 300 kilometers of piste and is one of the largest and most popular in the Alps.

In total it covers 3.200 acres. Over a year ago came in the same department Haute-Savoie the five soldiers killed by an avalanche accident. A sixth died a few days later.

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