A rescue crew of the Securite Civile (emergency services) flies over the Mont Blanc
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French Alps avalanche: Nine killed near Chamonix

Nine climbers have been killed and nine others injured in an avalanche near the French Alpine ski resort of Chamonix, officials say.

Two Spaniards, one German and one Swiss national were among the victims, the Haute-Savoie prefecture told the BBC. Two others have not been identified.

The bodies of three more people - said to be Britons - have also been found. At least four people are still missing.

Richard Galpin reports.

  • 12 Jul 2012
  • From the section Europe