Two Italian climbers killed in Mont-Blanc avalanche
GRENOBLE, France (AFP) - Two Italians died overnight on Tuesday after they were swept away by an avalanche while climbing in the Mont Blanc massif in the French Alps, local officials said.
Six climbers were caught up in the avalanche as they were ascending Mont Blanc du Tacul, at an altitude of 4,200m, the gendarmerie in the Haute-Savoie region said.
Three of the six were buried under the snow, including the two Italians, who were later found dead, and a third climber who was rescued alive.
No further details regarding the identities of the victims were immediately available.