Avalanche swamps students in French Alps, 3 dead, 1 missing

January 13, 2016 6:23 PM

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Avalanche swamps students in French Alps, 3 dead, 1 missing

(CNN)Scores of rescuers worked into the night Wednesday looking for victims of an avalanche that struck in the French Alps, killing two teenagers and a Ukrainian skier after engulfing them on a closed slope, officials said.

Ten students from the St.-Exupery school in Lyon, accompanied by their teacher, as well as the Ukrainian skier were in the Les Deux Alpes ski resort when the avalanche occurred late Wednesday afternoon, the regional Isère government said in a statement.

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