4 killed in avalanche in French Alps

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Four people were killed Sunday in an avalanche in the Alps in the French department of Haute-Savoie, according to Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin, reported Xinhua.

"An avalanche occurred in the middle of the day at the Armancette glacier in the Alps. The provisional toll is 4 people dead and several injured. Rescue workers are still at work," he tweeted.

The local deputy mayor has confirmed that two of the dead were mountain guides, reported British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

Several injured people have been taken to hospital, and two people are still missing, said BBC, adding that Jean-Luc Mattel, deputy mayor of the nearby Contamines-Montjoie village, said the avalanche was caused by a slab of snow detaching from the top of the mountain.

  •  4 killed
  •  French
  •  Avalanche

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

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