Two British climbers die in French Alps

Chamonix map

Two British men have died while climbing in the French Alps, the Foreign Office has confirmed.

The unnamed pair, aged 22 and 24, were near the town of Chamonix on Friday when they fell more than 2,500ft, according to reports.

Their families have been told and are receiving consular assistance, a Foreign Office spokesman said.

It comes less than four weeks after Scottish medical student Robbie Cammack, 19, died in the same region.

Mr Cammack, from Moray, died on the Massif du Mont Blanc on 10 June.

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