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Two dead in French Pyrenees avalanche

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Two dead in French Pyrenees avalanche
Photo: Irakli Gednidze/AFP

Two hikers were swept away and killed by an avalanche Saturday in the French Pyrenees and another was injured, police said.

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The three French nationals had gone snowshoeing near the village of Rabat-les-Trois-Seigneurs when the avalanche struck on a 300-metre (1,000-feet) stretch.

One of them, a 27-year-old, managed to extricate himself and alert rescue services despite serious injuries.

The dead are a 25-year-old woman from the southwestern city of Toulouse and a 32-year-old man, also from the region.
 

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