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Avalanche kills 3 people in French Alps

May 9, 2017 GMT

PARIS (AP) — French officials say that three people have died in an avalanche that struck the ski resort of Bonneval-sur-Arc in the Alps.

The Savoie prefecture said the avalanche struck around noon (1000 GMT) Tuesday, without giving details about the casualties’ identities. The rescue operation ended in the afternoon and French authorities said the death toll is final.

French media reported that the victims included two men and a woman and were experienced hikers.