PARIS - An avalanche in the French Alps killed four people on Friday and injured one, while another person was missing, police said, adding that a mountain rescue operation was underway.
#BREAKING At least four people have been killed in an avalanche near Entraunes, in the southern French Alps near Italy. Officials say another person has been injured and one more is missing. pic.twitter.com/3DCgpW2sUY— AFP news agency (@AFP) March 2, 2018
The avalanche hit an area outside the ski slopes in the Entraunes area, French police said in a statement on Twitter.
Last month, an avalanche swept away two skiers, a man and his 11-year-old daughter, in the alpine resort of Val d'Isere, while four others died in separate incidents in the Pyrenees.