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Avalanche in the French Alps

Foreign Secretary William Hague sends his condolences to those affected. The British Ambassador to France heads to Chamonix with consular staff to offer assistance.

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The Foreign Secretary said:

“I am very saddened by today’s tragedy in Chamonix, and I send my deepest condolences to the friends and families of those affected. We are in very close contact with the French authorities and our Ambassador and consular officials are heading to Chamonix to provide consular assistance. We will offer whatever support and assistance we can. I would also like to thank the French rescue services for their efforts in these difficult circumstances.”

Anyone concerned about friends or family relating to this incident should contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 020 7008 1500 if in the UK or the British Embassy on 01 44 51 31 00 if in France.

Published 12 July 2012