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Avalanche hits French ski resort; no fatalities

Lavachet Wall
The Lavachet Wall at the Tignes ski resort, French Alps.
(Luca Bruno / Associated Press)

French authorities say there were no fatalities in an avalanche in the Tignes ski resort in the Alps, and a large search and rescue operation is over.

An official with the regional administration, or prefecture, said the operation was called off.

The avalanche struck at 9:50 a.m. local time on Tuesday on the La Carline ski slope, prompting the resort to shut down. French media earlier reported that several skiers were caught in the sudden snowfall.


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3:45 a.m.: This article was updated with officials saying there are no fatalities.

This article was originally published at 2:30 a.m.


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