Two die in French Alps glider crash
Two people died yesterday when their glider crashed to the ground in the Champsaur valley in the southern French Alps. The accident happened at a place called Roche Rousse, 2,515m above sea level, a local official told AFP. “The alert was sounded by witnesses who saw the glider fall,” the official said, adding that the weather conditions had been “good”. Two rescuers and a doctor were sent to the scene, but the exact circumstances of the accident were not yet known. The valley, near Grenoble, is famed its unspoilt farmland crisscrossed by hedgerows and rural population who still make their living from making cheese and other regional delicacies.