February 18, 2018 / 4:07 PM / 3 months ago

Ten hikers missing after Swiss avalanche - police

VIENNA, Feb 18 (Reuters) - An avalanche in the Swiss canton of Valais, which borders France and Italy, has swept away 10 hikers, a police spokesman said on Sunday.

The avalanche took place at an altitude of 2,500 metres in an area called the Col de Fenestral, the spokesman said. A search was under way and no further information was immediately available, he added. (Reporting by Francois Murphy; Editing by Keith Weir)

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