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France: Mont Blanc claims two more lives

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France: Mont Blanc claims two more lives


Two climbers have been found frozen to death in the Mont Blanc mountain range.

Their bodies were discovered on Saturday night near the Dome de Gouter, on a ridge marking the border between France and Italy.

One of them is a man from Spain, the other is reportedly a woman from Poland.

They had apparently got caught up in a storm, two other members of their group managed to get to safety.

The tragedy unfolded on the same day that a memorial service was held in the ski resort of Chamonix for nine other climbers, who were killed in an avalanche in the Mont Blanc range on Thursday.

They had been following a route on the slopes of Mont Maudit when they were hit by a huge wall of snow.

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