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Italy avalanche kills British and French skiers

February 5, 2019 5:19 am

British and French skiers are among four people found dead after an avalanche near the Italian resort of Courmayeur on Monday.

Two people from the UK and two from France were reported missing on Sunday afternoon, when the risk of avalanches in the area was high.

Searchers found all four bodies on Monday after a lengthy search.

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In all, eight people, including a Belgian snowboarder, died in Italy as a result of weekend avalanches.

Italy’s Ansa news agency said the four dead discovered on Monday were a 39-year-old originally from New Zealand and a 43-year-old originally from Switzerland, who both lived in London; and a 36-year-old Frenchman and a 38-year old Polish man who both lived in France.

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