Swiss avalanche claims the life of French teen

The mountainous region of Verbier, Switzerland.

The mountainous region of Verbier, Switzerland. Image by Luca Sbardella / CC BY 2.0

An avalanche in Switzerland’s Vallon d’Arby area near Verbier on Thursday swept five skiers down a mountainside killing a 17-year-old French girl. The skiers were trying to make their way back to Verbier when the avalanche occurred. Four of the skiers managed to dig themselves out but the girl had to be rescued and was transferred to hospital where she died overnight. Read more: thelocal.ch

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