A massive house fire in the French ski resort of Courchevel has left two people dead and dozens injured. People also had to jump out of windows to save themselves.
The fire struck on early Sunday morning in a three-story building occupied by seasonal tourists, including foreigners.
The cause of the incident is so far unknown. Some 70 firefighters are reported to be at the scene with the risk of further propagation having been eliminated.
Videos posted on-line show flames and plumes of smoke coming from the upper stories of the accommodation building in the heart of France’s iconic Courchevel 1850 ski station.
The footage also shows a person jumping down out of the window as firefighters climb up the ladder to reach the scene. 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.
France 24 / ABC Flash Point News 2019.