Avalanche in French Alps kills 1 and injures 3 others
French mountain rescuers say an avalanche in the Alps has killed one person and injured three. Searches are underway for others who may be trapped in the snow. An officer with the Chamonix mountain guides service said the avalanche hit Monday in the Aiguilles Rouges range near Chamonix. The area is across from the Mont Blanc massif.The officer said a group of backcountry skiers was caught in the avalanche. Authorities are currently checking in with all groups skiing in the area to ensure that everyone is accounted for.More than a dozen people have died in avalanches in the French Alps this year.
A fourth person has been killed since Florida 's new high - speed Brightline train began passenger service this year.
A fourth person has died in Florida after being struck by a new high - speed train . Boynton Beach police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater said Wednesday the train
A man in Florida was hit and killed by a high-speed train on Sunday — the fourth person to die since the train's service began earlier this year, investigators said.
"At 12:47 p.m. a northbound Brightline train struck a pedestrian approximately 100 feet south of the Southeast 4th Street crossing. The male was pronounced deceased at the scene," the Delray Police Department, adding they're seeking witnesses.
The private train line "offers express service connecting you to Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach," according to the company's.
French strikes cause railway chaos and challenge Macron
A major French railway strike brought the country's famed high-speed trains to a halt Tuesday.The SNCF national rail authority said only about 12 percent of trains were running Tuesday, in the first of a series of strikes that are set to last three months. Traffic was also disrupted on Eurostar lines to Britain as well as trains to Germany, though most were running as usual.
Jeffrey King was killed by a new Brightline train Wednesday. His death was the second in less than one week. (Wilfredo Lee/AP). "The striped gates you've seen at railroads across the country since the 1920s are not sufficient to safeguard people from high - speed trains ," Barber told the Daily News.
Second person in less than a week killed by high - speed Brightline train in South Florida . There have been four Brightline fatalities since the high - speed passenger railroad began test runs this The passenger railroad began limited passenger service , between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm
Sunday's victim was the fourth person to be struck and killed by a high-speed train since service began in January. Three others were hit and survived.
Patrick Goddard, Brightline's COO and president, said in a statement in January that the company is working with transportation officials to raise awareness about the train, which travels upwards of 70 mph.
"We implore the public to be patient and not circumvent the safety devices in place to keep you safe," Goddard said. "Your life is worth more than waiting a few extra seconds for a train to pass."
Free of New York’s Stinky Sludge Train, an Alabama Town Is Still Steaming .
The train full of treated sewage waste was halted on the way to a landfill. Then it overwhelmed a town for months with a suffocating stench.No town ever wants a “poop train” nearby, and should that fate befall your town, you would not want to see a news article describing it as a saga.