February 18, 2018 / 5:27 PM / a month ago

Avalanche in French Alps kills two skiers

PARIS, Feb 18 (Reuters) - An avalanche swept away two skiers, a man and his 11-year old daughter, who took a closed path in the French Alps on Sunday.

The avalanche happened in Val d’Isere area at an altitude of 3,000 metres, Cecile Ferrando, a spokeswoman for the tourist centre at the ski station, told BFMTV.

The two skiers were part of a larger group, she added. (Reporting by Maya Nikolaeva and Julie Carriat; Editing by Edmund Blair)

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