Nine killed in Alps avalanche | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, July 13, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, July 13, 2012

Nine killed in Alps avalanche

An avalanche swept over a group of foreign climbers in the French Alps yesterday, killing at least nine people in the deadliest such disaster in the region in a decade.
Most of the dead found after the early morning avalanche on Mont Maudit, which translates as "Cursed Mountain", were Europeans, officials said.
Among the dead were at least one Swiss, a German and two Spaniards, local prefect Philippe de Rumigny told AFP.

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