Monday, January 18, 2016

AVALANCHE--French Alps--5 Soldiers KIA--CC VALFREJUS, 2nd Foreign Engineer Regiment



Avalanche Kills 5 Soldiers During French Alps Training
ABC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
An avalanche in the French Alps swept away a military unit training in the backcountry, killing five soldiers and injuring several others Monday, officials said. The Savoie prefecture confirmed the deaths, and said 11 people out of a group of about 50 ...

Avalanche in French Alps kills five soldiers

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎1 hour ago‎
Monday's accident came after two French teenage students and a Ukrainian tourist were killed in an avalanche in the French Alps last Wednesday. A French teacher who took the students onto a closed skiing piste in that incident has been charged with ...

French Alps avalanche kills five soldiers

The Guardian - ‎2 hours ago‎
An avalanche in the French Alps has killed five members of the French Foreign Legion and injured six others. They were part of a unit of 51 soldiers from the 2nd Foreign Engineer Regiment taking part in an all-day training exercise in an off-piste area ...

Five Soldiers Killed in Avalanche in the French Alps

Wall Street Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎
PARIS—Five soldiers were killed in an avalanche in the French Alps Monday, a spokeswoman for the Savoie prosecutor's office said, the region's second deadly snowslide in a matter of days. The avalanche struck an area at a height of 2,000 meters where ...

Avalanche in French Alps kills 5 military, two others injured

Jerusalem Post Israel News - ‎4 hours ago‎
LYON - An avalanche killed at least five military personnel and seriously injured two other servicemen on Monday while they were skiing in the French Alps, local authorities said. The avalanche happened in early afternoon in Valfrejus in the department ...

French Alps avalanche: Five soldiers swept to their deaths in Savoie in latest ...

The Independent - ‎2 hours ago‎
Around 50 soldiers are believed to have been taking part in an exercise in an off-piste area at the time the avalanche struck at the ski resort of Valfrejus in Savoie near the Italian border. The local newspaper reports that the soldiers were killed ...

At least 5 soldiers killed in French Alps avalanche - reports

RT - ‎5 hours ago‎
French Sports Minister Thierry Braillard has confirmed the disaster on his official Twitter page, expressing condolences to the victims and saying that mountain sport is not that safe. The latest incident comes a couple of days after a group of ...