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Three Die in Avalanche in France

February 23, 2000

PARIS (AP) _ Three skiers were killed and four others were injured on Wednesday after they were caught in an avalanche in the Hautes-Alpes region of southeastern France, police said.

The avalanche buried the group of seven skiers above the ski resort of Prapic. Three skiers were seriously injured. One skier whose injuries were less serious escaped to alert authorities.

Rescuers later found three bodies.

Snow has been falling heavily in the French Alps in recent weeks, making avalanches more likely.

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