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    France - French Alps avalanche hits schoolchildren; 3 dead, others missing

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    Two dead, including a child, and up to 20 missing after avalanche on French
    Alps ski run hits a group of ten schoolchildren from Lyon and their teacher


    ◦ Pupil killed after avalanche in the French Alps swept away school group
    ◦ Nine students from Lyon and their teacher were skiing on a closed piste
    ◦ Three people were seriously injured and five others are still unaccounted
    ◦ A Ukrainian who was not part of the group was also killed, the police said

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    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/french-...nche-1.3401975
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    Alps avalanche kills 2 French high school students, 1 Ukrainian skier
    Ski trail had been closed amid avalanche warnings

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    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-35303921
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    Five more members out of a group of 10 pupils from Lyon are reportedly still missing.

    Several pupils were found in a state of cardiac arrest and their teacher was found unconscious, reports said.

    The avalanche struck the group, their teacher and the Ukrainian on a closed piste in the Les Deux Alpes area.

    More than 60 rescuers with dogs assisted by four helicopters are on the scene

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    How scary!!!!

    I pray there are no more casualties.

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    I wonder if the students parents knew the teacher was going to take the kids to ski in a closed off area?
    “Every day that they don’t find something is good for me.“ Billie Dunn

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    I'm not sure about where this happened, but my experience in Europe with skiing, is its nothing like in the US. It was much more beautiful, but scary because it isn't groomed like I'm used to here. I pray for safety and recovery for those involved.

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    I seriously doubt it.

    Wow!

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    How tragic.

    I wonder if the trail being closed was well marked. I can't imagine a teacher doing something so irresponsible, so maybe there is a reasonable explanation.

    If this wasn't a misunderstanding of some kind, that teacher is going to be in a world of trouble, assuming he/she survives. Having multiple deaths of students in one's care on one's conscience would be a living hell.

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    French Alps avalanche: three dead after schoolchildren engulfed on closed piste
    Rescue under way in Les Deux Alpes after avalanche kills two French students and Ukranian skier

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    Two children were killed – including a 14-year-old – among a group of ten experienced young skiers on a high-school outing from Lyon with their teacher. A Ukrainian skier who wasn’t linked to the group was also found dead.

    At least two other members of the school group were found in a state of cardiac arrest and the teacher was found with multiple injuries. They were transferred to a hospital in Grenoble.
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    Since the start of January, four people have been killed in avalanches in France, including two Lithuanians, a Spaniard and a Czech skier.

    The avalanche risk in the area remains at level 4 of 5.

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    Teacher faces involuntary manslaughter charges after deadly Alps avalanche

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/14/europe...ter/index.html



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