It was one of the country’s deadliest avalanches in years.
The death toll from an avalanche in the French Alps Sunday rose to six, including two mountain guides, local authorities said Monday.
The prosecutor’s office in Bonneville, in the Haute-Savoie region, said a sixth body was found after searches resumed Monday morning.
The prefecture of Haute-Savoie said one person was sent to the hospital with minor injuries. Eight others were found unharmed.
No details have been provided on the identity of the victims.
The avalanche on Sunday rolled down the Armancette glacier in Contamines-Montjoie, in the Haute-Savoie region, almost 20 miles southwest of Chamonix. The local France-Bleu radio station put the size of the avalanche at 3,280 feet long and 328 feet wide.
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