Fires and avalanche alerts as Storm Eleanor batters Europe
The French Alps were on maximum avalanche alert Thursday as Storm Eleanor swept through Europe, killing at least four people and fanning rare winter wildfires in Corsica.
Snow strands thousands, kills skier in French Alps
Heavy snow stranded 4,000 travellers heading for resorts in the French Alps and killed one skier in an avalanche, authorities said on Sunday. The Savoie department prefecture said 3,500 motorists spent the night in emergency shelters after the snow made the roads impassable. A further 500 holiday-makers who landed at the airport in the city…
Rescuers search for air crash bodies in French Alps
French rescuers resumed the search Wednesday for the remains of the 150 people, including 16 school children, killed when a Germanwings Airbus slammed into the side of a nearly inaccessible mountain in the Alps. Helicopters took off from a nearby improvised base, heading for the rugged area where flight 4U9525 crashed Tuesday, spreading debris and…
No survivors' in French Alps plane crash: transport minister
"There are no survivors" from the Germanwings plane that crashed into the French Alps on Tuesday carrying 148 people from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, said the French transport minister.