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7-year-old Alps killings survivor has left France: Police

Published on Sep 14, 2012 6:58 PM

GRENOBLE, France (AFP) - A seven-year-old girl who survived last week's shooting of a British family in the French Alps is out of hospital and left the country on Friday, police said.

Zainab al-Hilli, hospitalised since suffering serious head injuries in the attack which her four-year-old sister Zeena survived by hiding under the skirts of their mother and grandmother, left the hospital at 8.15am (2.15pm Singapore time), police said, without confirming her destination.

The attack on Sept 6 near the village of Chevaline saw Saad al-Hilli, his wife Iqbal, her mother and Frenchman Sylvain Mollier - a passing cyclist - shot dead.

Zainab was put in an induced coma after the attack to allow her to recover.

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