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At least four skiers were killed on Friday in an avalanche in the French Alps, police said.

Another person has been injured and one more is missing after the avalanche in the area around Entraunes in the southern Alps near France’s border with Italy, national police said on Twitter.

Georges-François Leclerc, chief of the Alpes-Maritimes region, said the avalanche had swept away people who were skiing off-piste near the Mercantour National Park.

A rescue operation was under way.

The avalanche is the deadliest to hit France this winter after an avalanche in the Pyrenees mountains on 15 February that killed three skiers. Read More …

At least four skiers were killed on Friday in an avalanche in the French Alps, police said. Another person has been injured and one more is missing after the avalanche in the area around Entraunes in the southern Alps near France’s border with Italy, national police said on Twitter. Georges-François Leclerc, chief of the Alpes-Maritimes region, said the avalanche had swept away people who were skiing off-piste near the Mercantour National Park. A rescue operation was under way. The avalanche is the deadliest to hit France this winter after an avalanche in the Pyrenees mountains on 15 February that killed three skiers. At least four skiers were killed on Friday in an avalanche in the French Alps, police said. Another person has been injured and one more is missing after the avalanche in the area around Entraunes in the southern Alps near France’s border with Italy, national police said on Twitter. Georges-François Leclerc, chief of the Alpes-Maritimes region, said the avalanche had swept away people who were skiing off-piste near the Mercantour National Park. A rescue operation was under way. The avalanche is the deadliest to hit France this winter after an avalanche in the Pyrenees mountains on 15 February that killed three skiers.