An avalanche in the French Alps killed four people on Sunday. There have been reports of several others injured. The French Interior Minister told that the death toll is still estimated and it may increase.
Lots of tourists due to Easter holiday
According to local media, the avalanche hit during the day and most of the trapped people were climbers. Let us tell you that many people visit the Alps area of France for sightseeing. Due to the Easter holiday, this week the movement of tourists was more than the usual days. Rescue operations are on to save the people affected by the disaster. According to the information received, no warning was issued by the Meteorological Department regarding the possibility of avalanche.
Two helicopters engaged in rescue operations, the President expressed condolences
Local France-Bleu radio station reported that the avalanche was one kilometer long and 100 meters wide. The station reported quoting the local province of Thonon that two helicopters had been dispatched to help those trapped in the avalanche. The help of mountain rescue dogs is also being taken.
President Emmanuel Macron expressed his condolences to those who died in the disaster. He said emergency services have been pressed into service to find people trapped in the snow. Earlier in 2014, two brothers were killed in an avalanche on the same glacier. Both the brothers were experienced mountaineers.