West News Wire: Four persons were killed by an avalanche in the French Alps on Sunday, according to France’s interior minister, who described the death toll as provisional. 

About 30 kilometers (about 20 miles) southwest of Chamonix, in the Haute-Savoie region, on the Armancette glacier, the avalanche began to descend. 

In his tweet regarding the killings, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin gave no other information. Over the lengthy Easter weekend in France, the Alps are a popular holiday destination. 

The avalanche was 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) long and 100 meters (328 feet) wide, according to the local France-Bleu radio station. According to the station, which cited the Thonon prefecture as a source, two helicopters were dispatched to aid in the search.

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