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'No injuries' in French Alps avalanche at Tignes resort

French media is reporting that no one has been injured after an avalanche hit a ski slope in the popular resort of Tignes.

Earlier police were reported as saying they feared a number of skiers had been buried in the incident.

It happened at 10 am local time on Tuesday morning.

Bad weather had hampered rescue efforts but that has now ended with no reports of causalities.

The avalanche risk at Tignes was rated 4/5.

This comes after four people 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.

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