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2 Killed, 2 Injured, 1 Missing in French Alps Avalanches

Sunday, 04 March 2018 03:38 PM

PARIS (AP) — Authorities say two people have died, two others have been seriously injured and one is missing after a series of avalanches in the French Alps.

The gendarmes in France's eastern region of Haute-Savoie said three avalanches occurred over a two-hour period Sunday in the Vallorcine sector and a fourth took place earlier in the nearby Samoens area, near the Swiss border.

In Vallorcine, the local prefecture says one of the avalanches swept away a group of three Belgian skiers and a guide. One of the skiers died and another suffered a serious back injury. The third skier and the guide were unharmed.

Authorities have warned about a high risk of avalanches in the French Alps, where four other skiers were killed on Friday.

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