FRANCE - ITALY

Five French nationals killed in Italian Alps avalanche

Five French nationals hiking in the Italian Alps, and missing since Wednesday, were killed in an avalanche, according to local authorities. Their guide survived.

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ROME, May 1 (Reuters) - An avalanche killed five French
nationals hiking in the Italian Alps, local authorities said on
Thursday.


Alpine emergency services retrieved the bodies on the Gran
Paradiso mountain in the Piedmont region. Their surviving guide,
also a French national, was rescued late on Wednesday.

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