Five killed as avalanches bury two French villages.
AT least five people died and several were injured in·jure
tr.v. in·jured, in·jur·ing, in·jures
1. To cause physical harm to; hurt.
2. To cause damage to; impair.
3. after two avalanches buried 11 chalets in the French Alps The French Alps are those parts of the Alps mountain range which lie in France. They are within the regions of Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur and Rhône-Alpes.
The specific subranges of the Alps that are at least partly in France include (from south to north):
A four-year-old girl and three other people were rushed to hospital after being hauled out of the snow but died of multiple injuries.
And last night as 200 rescuers continued to search for survivors in the villages of Le Tour and Montroc- le-Planet, skiers were warned to beware of treacherous conditions.
The avalanches struck in the same area where Jamie Andrew Jamie Andrew (born 1969) is a Scottish mountaineer.
Jamie Andrew was caught in a terrible storm on The North Face of Les Droites with friend Jamie Fisher in 1999. They were trapped on the ridge above the face for 5 nights. , 29, of Edinburgh, survived for five days while his friend Jamie Fisher, 28, died after they were trapped on a mountain near the town of Chamonix.
Last night, 16 people including two Britons had been rescued but others were still missing. All of the missing are believed to be French.
The Ski Club of Great Britain The Ski Club of Great Britain is the UK's leading snowsports club, founded on May 6, 1903. The club has volunteer representatives in most major ski resorts. Notable Presidents
A ski trail densely packed with snow.
[French, from Italian pista, from obsolete pistare, to trample down, variant of pestare; see piston. ."
Snowfalls have also wreaked havoc in Austria, Switzerland and Italy.