Avalanche kills 3 people in French Alps

FILE - This Feb. 14, 2017 file photo shows the Lavachet Wall at the Tignes ski resort, French Alps. French officials say an avalanche has struck the Alpine ski resort of Tignes Tuesday March 7, 2017, and rescue services have launched a search. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

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

The Savoie prefecture said the avalanche struck around noon (1000 GMT) Tuesday, without giving details about the casualties’ identities.

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

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