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No Deaths After Avalanche Hits French Ski Resort

FILE - The site of an avalanche at Lavachet Wall in Tignes, France, that killed four snowboarders, Feb. 13, 2017.

French authorities say there are no fatalities in an avalanche in the Tignes ski resort in the Alps, and a large search and rescue operation is over.

An official with the regional administration, or prefecture, says that the operation has been called off.

The avalanche struck at 9:50 a.m. (0850 GMT; 3:50 a.m. EST) Tuesday on the La Carline ski slope, prompting the resort to shut down. French media earlier reported that several skiers were caught in the sudden snowfall.

Four snowboarders died last month in Tignes in another avalanche near the resort.

Tignes, France
Tignes, France