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Avalanche on Mont Maudit in French Alps kills 9, injures 11, 4 missing

Thursday, July 12th, 2012 9:49am MDT

A massive wall of snow let loose on a mountain Thursday in the Mount Blanc mountain range in the French Alps killing nine mountain climbers. Officials called the avalanche ‘the most deadly of recent years’ as rescue efforts continued. Read the rest of this story on Examiner.com including a slideshow of the search and rescue efforts.

A rescue crew of the Securite Civile (emergency services) flies over the Mont Blanc massif in an helicopter on July 12, 2012 in Chamonix, in the French Alps. (Getty Images)

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