British child reported dead in skiing tragedy

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A YOUNG British boy is said to have died in a skiing accident in the French Alps.

The seven-year-old is believed to have strayed off piste and gone over a cliff after asking his mother if he could make a last decent on his own, news agency AFP reported.

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The child was on a family holiday at the resort of Flaine in the Haute Savoie region of France.

As investigations continue into the tragic accident, an emergency services spokesman said: “He hit a rocky outcrop, then fell 50 to 100 metres.”





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