natural disaster

Avalanche in French Alps Leaves Three Dead

LYON (AFP) – A late-season avalanche killed two skiers and their guide in the French Alps near the Italian border Tuesday, local officials said. The avalanche struck in the Albaron area, the mayor of nearby Bonneval-sur-Arc, Gabriel Blanc, told AFP.


At Least Four Dead in French Alps Avalanche, Five More Missing

PARIS (AP) — At least four skiers were killed in an avalanche Monday in the French Alps near the resort of Tignes, and rescuers say they are trying to dig out five others from the snow with shovels. Many in the group are reported to be related.


Greece: Quake Rattles Island of Crete

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An earthquake of magnitude 5.4 has jolted the island of Crete, but there no reports by authorities of injuries or serious damage.

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Final Toll in Italy Avalanche Stands at 29 as Search Ends

PENNE, Italy (AP) — The final death toll from Italy’s devastating avalanche stands at 29 after the remaining bodies were pulled out of the rubble of a hotel crushed by tons of snow, firefighters said Thursday.


Toll From Italy Avalanche Climbs to 14 as Hopes Diminish

FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) — The death toll from an avalanche in central Italy climbed to 14 on Tuesday as hopes began to fade that any of the 15 people still missing might be found alive under a mountain resort buried by tons of snow and rubble.