This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
Dublin: 6 °C Saturday 15 December, 2018

Three killed in late-season avalanche in French Alps

Two skiers and their guide were killed near the Italian border.

File image.
File image.
Image: Shutterstock/David PETIT

A LATE-SEASON avalanche has killed two skiers and their guide in the French Alps near the Italian border.

The avalanche struck in the Albaron area, the mayor of nearby Bonneval-sur-Arc, Gabriel Blanc, told AFP.

“We know from a reliable source that there were only three” victims, Blanc added, after the local government said a search was continuing for more possible victims.

The three were headed towards the Greffier col, the mayor said.

Authorities do not know what caused the avalanche, which slammed the skiers onto a rocky ridge.

© AFP 2017

Read: Road closed as viable bomb made safe by Defence Forces in north Dublin >

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

About the author:


Read next: