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French skier dies in Italian Alps

'Fell into gorge' on Gran Paradiso

31 December, 10:34
French skier dies in Italian Alps (ANSA) - Aosta, December 31 - A French skier died in an accident in the Italian Alps Tuesday, bringing to 10 the toll across the mountain chain in Italy, France and Switzerland in the last five days.

The unnamed skier is believed to have fallen into a gorge on the Gran Paradiso mountain in Val d'Aosta.

Three French, two Swiss and six Italians have died as mild weather has made skiing conditions more dangerous.

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