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Avalanche strikes French Alps resort of Tignes

  • FILE - This Feb. 14, 2017 file photo shows the Lavachet Wall at the Tignes ski resort, French Alps. French officials say an avalanche has struck the Alpine ski resort of Tignes Tuesday March 7, 2017, and rescue services have launched a search. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

    FILE - This Feb. 14, 2017 file photo shows the Lavachet Wall at the Tignes ski resort, French Alps. French officials say an avalanche has struck the Alpine ski resort of Tignes Tuesday March 7, 2017, and rescue services have launched a search. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2017 file photo shows the Lavachet Wall at the Tignes ski resort, French Alps. French officials say an avalanche has struck the Alpine ski resort of Tignes Tuesday March 7, 2017, and rescue services have launched a search.(AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

    FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2017 file photo shows the Lavachet Wall at the Tignes ski resort, French Alps. French officials say an avalanche has struck the Alpine ski resort of Tignes Tuesday March 7, 2017, and rescue services have launched a search.(AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Map locates Tignes resort in France;

    Map locates Tignes resort in France;  (The Associated Press)

French officials say an avalanche has struck the Alpine ski resort of Tignes, and rescue services have launched a search.

The Savoie prefecture said the avalanche struck on Tuesday morning without giving details about potential casualties. French media reported that several skiers have been caught up when the avalanche hit.

Police forces in Tignes confirmed they are currently intervening.

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