Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Soldiers killed in avalanche

3 Soldiers Killed in Hautes Alpes Avalanche

Three members of a group of seven soliders have been killed by an avalanche close to Saint-Etienne-en-D√©voluy in the Hautes-Alpes department. The avalanche occured at 2000 meters altitude in the Vallon d’Ane below the Pic de Bure and was around 1.5 meters deep and 200 meters long. The group were part of the 7ieme regiment de materiel de Lyon who have a training base nearby at l’Alpe du Grand Serre.