February 18, 2018 / 5:28 PM / a year ago

Avalanche in French Alps kills two skiers

PARIS (Reuters) - An avalanche swept away two skiers, a man and his 11-year old daughter, who took a closed path in the French Alps on Sunday.

The avalanche happened in Val d’Isere area at an altitude of 3,000 meters, Cecile Ferrando, a spokeswoman for the tourist center at the ski station, told BFMTV.

The two skiers were part of a larger group, she added.

Reporting by Maya Nikolaeva and Julie Carriat; Editing by Edmund Blair

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