Four French snow tourists were killed after an avalanche swept them away near Switzerland's southern border with Italy, police reported on SaturdayThis content was published on March 26, 2011 - 20:26
Another person is said to be missing.
One of a team of 11 was able to free himself to raise the alarm, the Swiss News Agency , said on Saturday. Five in the group suffered injuries.
The incident happened on Mont Velan, a towering 3,730-metre peak that straddles the Swiss-Italian border.
Switzerland's National Avalanche Centre had warned of a “considerable” risk of snowslides in the region on Saturday.
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