13 Feb 2017

4 Dead in an Avalanche in the French Alps

On Monday, 13 February, 4 skiers were killed in an avalanche in the French Alps, near Tignes resort. Rescuers are digging through the snow in order to retrieve the bodies of 5 others. It isn’t clear whether they are still alive.

The avalanche was 100 meters wide and 400 meters long  and it hit the mountain about 2,100 meters in altitude.

Nine French skiers, most of them members of the same family,  were skiing with a guide when the avalanche hit, near the Tignes slopes. There are helicopters and ski instructors, and around 40 people are trying to rescue the survivors.