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Father and daughter killed in avalanche

National News // Feb. 19, 2018

A father and his 11 year old daughter have been killed in an avalanche in the French resort of Val d’Isere.



noaa/Bruce Tremper Father and daughter killed in avalanche

Police say the pair had moved off-piste after leaving a group.

The accident came just hours after three people were injured in two separate avalanches in canton Valais yesterday.

Police say they were slightly injured, although one had to be hospitalized.

The avalanches were triggered by off piste skiers, despite warnings being very high – level three out of five.

Valais police had to correct an earlier report that 10 people had been swept away.



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