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Avalanche in Tignes: the all-clear is sounded

Avalanche in Tignes: the all-clear is sounded
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By Catherine Hardy with AFP
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It was feared many people had been swept away by an avalanche which struck on a busy blue run near the popular resort in the French Alps. Rescuers now think no was caught up in the emergency.

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The all-clear has been given in the resort of Tignes in the French Alps.

An avalanche swept across a busy blue ski run near the popular resort on Tuesday morning.

Initial reports suggest two groups of skiers were reportedly on the run when the avalanche struck.

Emergency services raced to the scene, their efforts hampered by poor visibility.

The avalanche risk at Tignes is four on a scale of 5.

L'avalanche qui a traversé une piste de ski à Tignes en Savoie n'a fait aucune victime, annonce la station #AFP

— Agence France-Presse (@afpfr) 7 mars 2017

French news agences confirm that the avalanche claimed no victims.

Savoie. Avalanche sur une piste de Tignes, des skieurs emportés https://t.co/Y5fXXQGmybpic.twitter.com/JxpKy4OmxF

— Ouest-France (@OuestFrance) 7 mars 2017

#Avlanche ce matin à #Tignes (#Savoie, #Alpes) – Secours gênés par les chutes de #neige en cours – Via LEGENRA</a> <a href="https://t.co/gG6cPvMht3">pic.twitter.com/gG6cPvMht3</a></p>&mdash; Météo Villes (Meteovilles) 7 mars 2017

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