Deadly avalanche hits school group in French Alps

January 13, 2016 5:17 PM

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PARIS -- An avalanche has struck a school group in the French Alps, and a mountain rescue squad has launched a search and rescue operation. Police said at least one person was dead and three people were in critical condition.

France's National Gendarmerie says the search and rescue operation was launched in the Deux Alpes region after the avalanche Wednesday afternoon.

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