Two French teens, Ukrainian man killed in Alpine avalanche

Baku, January 14, AZERTAC

Two French teenagers and a Ukrainian man were killed Wednesday when an avalanche swept away skiers in the French Alps, including a group on a school outing, local officials said, according to AFP.

The avalanche hit a piste at the Deux Alpes resort in eastern France which has been closed to the public all season, engulfing a group of French pupils and their teacher from the city of Lyon, according to police sources.

A 16-year-old girl died in the deluge while a teenage boy died later in hospital. The Ukrainian man who was killed was not part of the school group.

The two teenagers were skiing as part of a group of 19 pupils. Their teacher was seriously injured and taken to hospital in nearby Grenoble.

All the remaining pupils were safe and had been driven back to their school, the French education ministry said in a statement.

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