Briton killed by falling boulders in French Alps

5th July 2004, Comments 0 comments

GRENOBLE, France, July 4 (AFP) - A 25-year-old British mountain climber was killed by falling rocks in the French Alps early on Sunday, according to emergency services in the southeastern city of Grenoble.

GRENOBLE, France, July 4 (AFP) - A 25-year-old British mountain climber was killed by falling rocks in the French Alps early on Sunday, according to emergency services in the southeastern city of Grenoble.

The victim, a male engineer who lived in the eastern city of Lyon, was climbing with a team at a height of 3,400 metres (11,200 feet), in the Oisans area of the Alps, when they were struck by falling boulders.

His 11 companions, all French resident of Lyon, were unharmed in the incident and were evacuated down the mountain late on Sunday, the emergency services said.

The victim's identity had not been released.

 

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