Avalanche Kills Three in French Alps
Two schoolchildren and a Ukrainian tourist died today in a snow slide in the Les Deux Alpes region of southeastern France. The avalanche swept away a group of nine French pupils and their teacher, who were reportedly skiing on a closed piste marked with warning signs. Two of the students were killed, and another three were found injured, but everyone else in the party has been rescued. Following December’s slow start to the ski season, recent heavy snowfall has made some areas more prone to deadly slides.