French Alps Avalanche Hits Secondary School Party In Isere, Three Dead

At least three people have died, including two students, after an avalanche struck a school group of 19 in the French Alps on Wednesday.

Two of the victims were students from the St. Exupery de Lyon school. The third was a Ukrainian skier.

One pupil was seriously injured, however local police said the remaining six students had been found.

The incident took place in Les Deux Alpes, Isere, the avalanche hitting the skiers at around 4pm local time. Rescuers, including dogs and helicopters, helped in the search.

The group had been on a black run closed to the public, according to The Guardian.

AFP reported that recent heavy snowfall had increased the chances of avalanches in the region.