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Britons killed in avalanche named

Two fathers from Yorkshire, who were raising money for charity, are among the nine climbers who were killed by an avalanche in the French alps.

John Taylor and Steve Barber, who lived on the same street on the outskirts of York and had children at the same school, were fundraising for a local hospice.

The third Briton who died was Roger Payne - one of the UK's most respected mountaineers.

They were part of a group climbing one of the highest peaks in France when they were hit by falling sheets of snow and rock.

Chris Morris reports from Chamonix.

  • 13 Jul 2012
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