International search continues for missing twins

The missing twin sisters are six years old Keystone

Police in three countries are searching for six-year-old twin sisters from Switzerland. They were abducted by their father, who killed himself on Thursday night.

This content was published on February 6, 2011 minutes and agencies

Italian, French and Swiss police are now on the hunt for the girls who are thought to have been taken to the island of Corsica.

The girls, who live with their mother in Saint-Sulpice near Lausanne, were visiting  their father last weekend. But he failed to take them to school on Monday as planned.

The 43-year-old Canadian-born man reportedly withdrew more than €7,000 (SFr9,080) from cash points in Italy. Police in canton Vaud said on Sunday that the man had probably taken his children to Corsica before heading for Italy.

He and his daughters were seen at a Marseille travel agency, where the man bought three tickets to Corsica.

The mother of the twins is a 44-year-old Italian who has been living in Switzerland for three years.

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