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Avalanche kills 3 teens, instructor in French Alps

Avalanche kills 3 teens, instructor in French Alps

Officials say an avalanche has killed three teenagers in a high school ski class and their instructor in the French Alps.
The Savoie regional government office says two other students were injured and were flown to a hospital.
Eight students were swept up in the avalanche, which was nearly a kilometer (half-mile) long and a half-kilometer (quarter-mile) wide and hit near the Valmeinier station as the group was skiing single-file.
Two students escaped without injuries. A teenage boy who had been lagging behind alerted authorities.
Agriculture Minister Michel Barnier's office issued a statement expressing his sadness about the incident Wednesday and saying he would visit the students' regional farm studies high school.


Updated : 2021-04-14 22:21 GMT+08:00