At least 2 killed, 3 severely injured in French Alps avalanche: Media

At least two people were killed and three others severely injured on Wednesday when an avalanche engulfed skiers in the French Alps, including of a group of school children from Lyon and their teacher.

AFP| Last Updated: Jan 14, 2016, 03:20 AM IST

Paris: At least two people were killed and three others severely injured on Wednesday when an avalanche engulfed skiers in the French Alps, including of a group of school children from Lyon and their teacher.

The avalanche occurred at about 1500 GMT and hit a black-rated ski trail at the Deux-Alpes resort in the department of Isere, eastern France, which had been closed to the public, Xinhua quoted France Info, French news radio channel, as saying.

A group of around 10 schoolchildren from a secondary school from Lyon and their teacher who took the trail were engulfed by the avalanche.