Home News Norway: 3 French people die in an avalanche

Norway: 3 French people die in an avalanche


Three French skiers died on Thursday in an avalanche in Lyngen, in the far north of Norway.

They were part of a group of nine foreign skiers, who were surprised by a snowslide on the Kavringtinden massif.

The three French skiers, aged around sixty, were freed from the snow by the six other members of the group, all unharmed.

However, the three victims were pronounced dead as soon as the rescue helicopter arrived, according to statements by the Troms region police commissioner, Erik Thomassen.

An avalanche warning is still in effect in the region, after several episodes of deadly snowslides. On March 30, one person was killed and seven others were injured in two avalanches in Lyngen.

This Wednesday, two other skiers also found themselves caught off guard by an avalanche in the same area, without being injured.