No fatalities reported after avalanche strikes French Alps resort

Source: AFP

PARIS, France - French authorities say there are no fatalities after an avalanche in Tignes.

An official with the regional administration, or prefecture says that the operation has been called off.

The avalanche struck at 3:50 a.m. EST 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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French officials say an avalanche has struck the Alpine ski resort of Tignes, and rescue services have launched a search.

The Savoie prefecture said the avalanche struck on Tuesday morning without giving details about potential casualties. French media reported that several skiers have been caught up when the avalanche hit.

Police forces in Tignes confirmed they are currently intervening.

Four snowboarders died last month in Tignes in another avalanche near the resort.

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