Two killed, twenty-two injured in large fire at French ski resort

Fire erupts from building at Courchevel ski resort

The cause of the fire was not immediately clear, but it was brought under control by day-break.

According to authorities in the Savoie region, the blaze started at 4.30am in...

The fire also forced 60 people to be evacuated from the building.

Two dead bodies were found underneath the rubble, and have yet to be identified, while at least four others are very seriously injured.

Footage from the scene shows fire crews using ladders to try and rescue people from inside the three-storey building.

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Firemen found the two bodies in a burnt-out area of the building in the Courchevel 1850 ski station.

The fire struck on early Sunday morning in a three-story building occupied by seasonal tourists including foreigners, local media report. A witness comments that one of the people stuck in the building was saved by firemen while a woman cried for help on the third floor. A local resident contacted by telephone said many of them were believed to be Brazilian.

Three people were flown to hospital, local officials said.

It has 11 five-star hotels and is the only ski resort in France to have hotels with the palace 6th star rating.

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