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Deadly avalanche in France

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Massif des Écrins
Massif des Écrins

Today, in the afternoon, an avalanche struck in France, at Massif des Écrins, at approximately 4,000 meter’s altitude. At least one group of 8 roped climbers were swept away by the avalanche. 7 of which died from their injuries, 1 person was injured.

The conditions in the area has been ‘winter like’ with a lot of snow.

The area is very popular among amateur climber because of its relatively easy climbing routes.

Daily Mail’s report of the accident.

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