Three more bodies have been found in the French Alps, bringing to nine the number of people killed in this morning’s avalanche. Authorities say rescue workers are searching for four others.
The dead have been confirmed as non-French nationals: three Britons, three Germans, two Spaniards and one Swiss.
The prefect for the area said the latest victims were discovered on Mont Blanc. French officials have not confirmed reports that they were Britons.
Nine people were injured when the avalanche struck on an access route to the mountain near Chamonix shortly after 5am.
A large rescue operation was launched using dogs and helicopters. It is the most deadly avalanche in the Alps since 2008.