A British woman dies in avalanche in French Alps

A British woman, aged 45 years, has died after getting caught in an avalanche while hiking with 2 other people in the French Alps, rescue services have reported.

Mont Blanc rises to 4,810m (nearly 16,000 feet) - the highest peak in western Europe

This accident has happened on Saturday January, 14, 2023 on the Argentière Glacier, one of Mont Blanc's biggest glaciers.

It was said by the specialist high mountain search and rescue unit of the French police in Chamonix that it was alerted by a guide at around 17:00 local time (16:00 GMT).

Rescue doctor and workers were sent by helicopter to rescue the victim.

But they were not able to revive the woman, said by Colonel Bertrand Host of the mountain rescue unit.

Local Police have also launched an investigation into the death of woman.

The local public prosecutor's office said the Victim and her partner had been Nordic skiing with a high mountain guide and were going up the Col du Tour Noir when the avalanche happened.

The office also confirmed that there was an avalanche warning risk of 3 on a scale of 5 in place on Saturday.

The prosecutor has opened a manslaughter investigation to determine the circumstances of the death of woman and has ordered a post-mortem examination.

The woman was hiking with a guide and another person on the Argentière Glacier, pictured

Mont Blanc, western Europe's highest mountain at 4,810 metres (nearly 16,000 feet), attracts approximately 20 thousand skiers and hikers every year.

In recent years the Warmer temperatures have melted permafrost - permanently frozen ground - increasing the risk of rock falls on the most popular routes.

In Last August 2022, Country's authorities closed down 2 popular mountain shelters used by the Mont Blanc climbers because of potentially deadly drought-related rockfalls.

Melting snow is also believed to help trigger avalanches.

It is said by the Foreign Common wealth and Development Office it was providing assistance to the woman's family. 

We all are sad about loosing another life. 

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