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Skiers killed in avalanche

2013-03-06 16:43
Skiing (AFP)

Grenoble - Two off-piste skiers died on Wednesday in an avalanche near the resort of Tignes, a day after four climbers were killed in similar circumstances in another part of the French Alps.

The victims, an instructor and his client, were swept to their deaths by a wall of snow they most likely triggered themselves as they passed through a wooded area at 2 100m altitude, station director Arnaud Trinquier told AFP.

On Tuesday, four French climbers died after being engulfed by an avalanche as they attempted to scale the Goulotte des Enfers, an icy chute at a height of about 2 600m.

The identities of the skiers killed on Wednesday were not immediately released.

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