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Six climbers reported dead after Alps avalanche

Eight people are also reported injured in the incident, which occurred as the people were climbing Mont Maudit at 5.25am today.

Mont Maudit as seen from Mont Blanc
Mont Maudit as seen from Mont Blanc
Image: Franco Pecchio via Flickr/Creative Commons

SIX PEOPLE HAVE been killed in an avalanche that struck the French alps this morning.

BBC news reports that the incident occurred near the Chamonix ski resort at 5.25am local time.

Authorities say eight people were injured, AFP reports, when the avalanche struck Mont Maudit.

According to Sky News, the victims and injured were climbers who were roped together on the side of the mountain while trying to scale Mont Blanc.

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