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Tragedy in Alps: Two French climbers killed


Lyon, Feb 28: Two French climbers were killed by a rockfall in the Alps on Wednesday, a local official said.

The two women fell 800 metres (2,600 feet) when they were carried away by a scree of stones in mid-afternoon on the La Grave resort in southeast France's Hautes-Alpes region, Raphael Balland said in a statement.

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The victims had been part of a group of five, who had no professional accompaniment.

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Rescue workers brought the other three members of the group. who were unscathed, to safety and an enquiry was launched into the deaths, the prosecutor said.


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