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Nine killed, four missing in Mont Blanc massif avalanche

Reuters/Denis Balibouse

At least nine people were killed and six were missing Thursday by an avalanche on the Mont Blanc massif in the French Alps, mountain police said.

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Emergency services were dispatched to the scene.

One of the injured sounded the alert at around 5.25am after the avalanche on Mont Maudit, the massif's third-highest peak, that hit several roped groups of climbers.
 

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