France shootings: Girl found alive under 3 bodies

The three adults were found killed in the BMW, and a French cyclist was found shot to death nearby on a forest road on Wednesday.

Updated: Sep 06, 2012, 14:07 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Paris: A four-year-old girl has been found alive in a British-registered car in the French Alps after hiding under three corpses for eight hours.

On Thursday, Annecy Prosecutor Eric Maillaud said the girl “had stayed under the bodies, lying down” before police found her.

In remarks to journalists at the site, he said the girl spoke English but could not describe what had happened. She was taken into police care.

The three adults were found killed in the BMW, and a French cyclist was found shot to death nearby on a forest road on Wednesday.

Another girl was hospitalised with bullet wounds.

The identities of the victims were not released.

Police blocked off the area and are combing the forest for possible perpetrators.

(With Agency inputs)