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Tributes paid to French Alps avalanche victims

Tributes have been paid to the nine climbers killed in an avalanche near the French Alpine ski resort of Chamonix.

Three were from the UK, three from Germany, two from Spain and one from Switzerland. Twelve other climbers were reported injured.

Local authorities deployed rescue teams in helicopters and said it was the deadliest avalanche in recent memory.

Chris Morris reports.

  • 13 Jul 2012