Avalanche on Mont Blanc took the lives of Germans, Swiss and Spanish

Victims of avalanche coming down on Thursday with Mont Blanc in the French Alps have become citizens of Germany, Switzerland and Spain, reports AFP referring to representatives of the gendarmerie.

According to police, two of the dead were from Germany, two — from Switzerland, and two were from Spain.

Also, according to some data, the avalanche injured nine people. Another two to five tourists reported missing. The nationality of the victims and missing persons were reported.

The incident occurred near the popular ski resort of Chamonix.

Mont Blanc — the highest mountain in the Alps, in the western Alps, located on the border between France and Italy. Its height is 4000 808 meters.

Blanc has always been the center of mountaineering, the first mention of the ascent of the mountain is dated 1786 year.

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