Instructor Told to Pay for Skier Deaths

From Reuters

A court has ordered a ski instructor to pay $520,000 to the families of four skiers killed by an avalanche two years ago, judicial officials said Tuesday.

They said the court at Albertville near Grenoble found the instructor, Emile Ferrand, guilty of negligence by ignoring safety rules while guiding a group of 11 skiers off marked trails in the French Alps in February, 1983.

Two adults and two 13-year-old children died when they were buried by an avalanche.

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