The meteorological autumn has just started and the first drama of winter '15 -'16 has already occurred. An avalanche took the lives of seven mountaineers in the French Ecrins. In addition, another person was injured and taken to hospital. It's winter since a couple of days in the high alpine. The combination of a strong wind, some fresh snow and cold temperatures was enough for the emergence of the first fatal slab avalanche this winter. The avalanche came loose at an altitude of 3900 meters.
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