One person was killed and another wounded in an avalanche in southern Switzerland, near the borders of France and Italy.This content was published on March 24, 2019 - 18:48
Local police reported that four people were swept up by the avalanche Sunday morning near the area of Bovernier in the Swiss canton of Valais.
A Swiss skier lost his life trapped under a one-and-a-half-metre thick blanket of snow, according to police.
Two others survived the avalanche unscathed and helped rescue the fourth person from the snow. The latter was hurt and flown to a hospital by helicopter.
Valais is home to Switzerland's iconic Matterhon mountain and upscale Alpine resorts.
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