Two Die In French Alps While Setting Avalanche Control Charges
Faizan Hashmi 7 days ago Sun 13th January 2019 | 09:21 PM
Grenoble, France, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News, app - 13th Jan, 2019 ) :Two employees at a ski resort in the French Alps died on Sunday when the avalanche-control charges they were trying to set accidentally went off, mountain rescue experts said.
Controlled explosions are carried out before the slopes open to mitigate the risk of larger avalanches.
Forecasters at Meteo France had warned of a high risk of avalanches in the Savoie and Haute-Savoie regions following fresh overnight snowfall.
The avalanche came after several days of heavy snowfall which saw the army called in to secure roads and buildings and help with a number of evacuations.