French Alps Avalanche: 7 Climbers Killed, 1 Injured, in Pelvoux

September 15, 2015 3:35 PM

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French Alps Avalanche: 7 Climbers Killed, 1 Injured, in Pelvoux

LONDON — Seven climbers were killed and one was injured by an avalanche in the French Alps on Tuesday morning, officials said.

Three rope teams were on the mountain in the Pelvoux region of southeast France when the avalanche struck, the High-Alps Prefect said in a statement. The avalanche occurred at an altitude of around 13,000 feet, it said.

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