An avalanche in the French Alps killed at least four people and injured several more on Sunday. This was stated by French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin on Twitter.
The avalanche occurred around midday in the Armancette Glacier, east of Annecy and near Mont Blanc and the border with Italy. Rescue workers are still at work, according to Darmanin. In his thoughts he writes to be with the victims and their loved ones.
And in the Swiss Alps, a group of people was buried by an avalanche on Saturday. The 16 skiers were pulled alive from under the snow by a search and rescue team.
Nine of them were taken to hospital with injuries. Three of them were quickly discharged from the hospital. According to the police, the Alfobel skiers in the municipality of Saas in southern Switzerland were “very lucky”.
There were many skiing accidents last season. This weekend there was a lot of snow in several ski areas in the Alps.
But at the beginning of the season in December, the ski resorts experience scorching temperatures, green meadows, and only a narrow snow strip here and there. This increased the risk of accidents.
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