- Category: World News
- Published Wednesday, January 13, 2016
- CTV News
A French police official confirms that an avalanche that struck a school group skiing in the Alps has killed at least one person and left three gravely injured.
Commander Bertrand Host told BFM television that there had been an avalanche warning in the area before the snow slide.
Police say a search and rescue squad is on the scene, searching with dogs and a helicopter.
The avalanche struck late Wednesday afternoon in the Deux Alpes region.