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INVESTIGATION AFTER TWO DIE IN AVALANCHE ON MONT BLANC
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Two Italian skiers were skiing off piste at around 3,000m when they were caught. Their bodies have been recovered.











The accident happened on Saturday morning at around 10am on the Italian side of the mountain near the ski resort of Courmayeur in the Aosta Valley.

It was 500 metres below the Skyway cable car arrival station on Mont Blanc.

A fellow skier saw the avalanche near the Pointe Helbronner and alerted the authorities.

Three other people were caught but survived.

The rescue services arrived at the scene by helicopter within minutes but the two were pronounced dead at the scene.

Their bodies have been recovered and post mortem examinations are under way.

The pair have been named locally as 28-year old Edoardo Camardella from the neabry ski resort of La Thuile and 32-year old Luca Martini.

They fell 300m in the slide.

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A team of dogs searched the area amid fears others might have been caught.

No others were found and no-one has been reported missing.

It follows recent fresh snowfall accompanied by high winds.

The authorities are urging caution and for everyone skiing off piste to have the correct knowledge and safety equipment.

An investigation is underway.

For the Spirit of the Mountains - PlanetSKI: Number One for ski news

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