Avalanche Hits French Ski Resort


Update: No victims in French Alps avalanche: ski resort, reports AFP.

Paris: Popular French ski slope at Tignes ski resort has been struck by an avalanche on Tuesday morning, engulfing many skiers. Local police said that that rescue operations are underway.

A police spokesman quoted by local newspaper Le Dauphine said several people were buried by the avalanche that came down on a busy ski slope.

In February this year, two teenage boys were among four French snowboarders that were killed in at the ski resort of Tignes in France following an avalanche. Last winter, there were 45 accidents, causing 21 deaths.