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The Independent Online
SNOWSTORMS HAVE hindered rescue attempts for six skiers missing in the French Pyrenees, police said.

The missing - four men and two women - failed to return from a weekend trip near Bagneres de Bigorre. In the Alps, fresh snow was piling up after this month's snowfalls, the heaviest in decades. The risk of avalanches is hinderingrescue attempts for three men stranded in an igloo at 9,900ft.