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An avalanche in the Val d’Isere area has claimed the lives of a 43-year-old man and his 11-year-old daughter. The father daughter duo were visiting from Paris, and were reportedly skiing in an area that had been closed due to the risk of avalanche. They were found at an altitude of about 2,930m on Sunday afternoon.
In a separate incident on Sunday, two people were injured in an avalanche while ski touring in Switzerland according to local police in the Valais canton. Initially, it was believed that 10 people were missing, but the number was lowered to two after the rest of the group was found to be safe. The avalanche occurred in the Col de Fenestral at an altitude of about 2,500m. The pair were taken to the hospital but are not seriously hurt. As several avalanches have been triggered in the area, rescue services are warning skiers to stay on marked slopes only.