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Mountain Climbers on French Alps Fall To Deaths In Equipment Fail
This Feb. 19, 2003 file photo shows Mont Blanc, western Europe's highest mountain. (Patrick Gardin/AP)

Mountain Climbers on French Alps Fall To Deaths In Equipment Fail

Thursday, 02 August 2018 04:13 PM

Three Mountain climbers in the French Alps have plunged to their death in the French Alps, French authorities confirmed Thursday.

Anne Martini of the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc prefecture said the accident occurred Thursday morning after the climbing pegs being used by the group, who were linked together with a rope, became unscrewed, according to The Associated Press.

The identities of the victims are not yet known and an emergency operation is underway.

The accident reportedly occurred in the Domes de Miage at an altitude of some 3,600 meters (11,811 feet).

The area's snowcapped ridge is thought to be one of the most beautiful in the massif of Mont Blanc.

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Three Mountain climbers in the French Alps have plunged to their death in the French Alps, French authorities confirmed Thursday.
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