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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 - 19:06
All skiers reported safe after French resort struck by avalanche
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No one has been hurt in an avalanche that struck the French ski resort of Tignes, reports say.

Early reports quoted police as saying the avalanche buried several skiers.

Bad weather had hampered the rescue operation but it has now concluded without finding any casualties, according to the latest reports.

The avalanche risk at Tignes was said to be four on a scale of five, and part of the resort had been closed to skiers.

A journalist at the scene said it had been snowing heavily in Tignes for days and that mountain guides had been setting off preventative avalanches to try to reduce the threat.
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