Two die in French Alps glider crash

Gulf Times - - EUROPE -

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.

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