No fatalities in avalanche at French ski resort of Tignes: Authorities

| Updated: Mar 07, 2017 23:52 IST

London [United Kingdom], Mar. 7 (ANI): French authorities have said there were no fatalities after an avalanche hit a ski slope in the popular French resort of Tignes. Initial reports said that several skiers had been buried in the avalanche. The large search and rescue operation is now over, authorities said. "Several skiers have been shaken up and taken care of by resort personnel. Emergency staff were deployed immediately. After the search operations, there are no victims to report," the Independent quoted a statement from the resort as saying. TV footage of the resort showed bad weather conditions and poor visibility on the slopes. Four snowboarders were killed in an avalanche at the same resort last month. Since the beginning of the season, there have been 14 avalanches in the Alps and the Pyrenees, which have killed at least seven. Last season, there were 45 incidents, which killed 21 people. (ANI)