Valfrejus ski resort, France

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France’s Valfrejus ski resort is near the Italian border

An avalanche on the French ski resort of Valfrejus has killed a Dutch vacationer, whereas two others stay lacking, in response to native police.

The authorities are nonetheless in search of the lacking, who’re additionally Dutch, after discovering the snowboarder’s physique on an off-piste part.

The avalanche struck on Tuesday.

The Alpine resort is in south-east France, close to the Italian border. The three males are reported as aged between 20 and 25.

A buddy of the snowboarders had obtained a cellphone message from one of many group saying they have been misplaced, Dutch media reported.

The search occasion was despatched out on Tuesday night, however at round midnight, it was interrupted, owing to poor visibility, and restarted within the morning, in response to Dutch information website De Telegraaf.

On Tuesday, an avalanche additionally struck the French resort of Tignes, however all these on the slopes have been reported secure after preliminary studies mentioned a number of have been buried.

4 snowboarders have been killed throughout one other avalanche in Tignes in February,

In January 2016, 5 French Overseas Legionnaires have been killed on a coaching train in an avalanche close to Valfrejus.