British skier dies in off-piste fall in French Alps

21st March 2016, Comments 0 comments

A 48-year-old British man died Monday after falling 150 metres (165 yards) while ski-ing off piste in the French Alps, police said.

The circumstances of the incident, which occurred in an off-piste area above the ski resort of La Plagne 200 kilometers (125 miles) east of Lyon, were not immediately clear.

In January two French teenagers and a Ukrainian man were killed when an avalanche swept away skiers including a group of students at the Deux Alpes resort.

Days later five French Foreign Legionnaires were killed during a training exercise near the resort of Valfrejus.

© 2016 AFP

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