July 12th, 2012
08:24 AM ET

At least 9 dead in French avalanche, police say

At least nine mountain climbers were killed when a six-foot-thick wall of snow came crashing down on them in the French Alps on Thursday, French police said.

At least four people are missing, and two were found alive in the snow after the avalanche, French police said.

The dead climbers include people from Germany, Britain, Spain and Switzerland, police said.

The nationalities of the missing are unknown, police said. There were also French climbers in the party.


Filed under: France • Mountain climbing
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  1. yen tran

    so sad!

    July 12, 2012 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  2. Thaddeus

    Poor frogs getting all buried under the snow. Now they is frozen frogs.

    July 12, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  3. Thaddeus

    This is pretty sad. Poor frozen french frogs.

    July 12, 2012 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  4. Bob

    I Hope they let him go....poor guy

    July 12, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  5. sure sure

    the biggest freak is chosen to do the job of snowing the world once more to extend the freak show, aka america, another day of pretend legitimacy.

    July 12, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Tess

      This is the result of when insanity strikes. ^^^

      July 12, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |

    Talk about one heck of a snow job!

    July 12, 2012 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  7. Nate 8

    This is just so awesome ! Years from now maybe explorers will find their frozen corpses and use them for sustenance.

    July 12, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |