Snow Slide Kills Farmer, Third Storm-Linked Death in France


Global News Blog Summary: A snow slide in the Savoie region of the French Alps has left a 50-year-old farmer dead, sources confirmed. This is the third death in the country since winter storms began pummeling northern Europe this week. According to the Interior Ministry, the Alpine farmer saw found dead near Bonneval-Sur-Arc; a firefighter disappeared in the swirling waters of the overflowing La Breda River around 19 miles away. Similar intense weather is expected in other European countries; Germany’s Mosel River is closed to all shipping, with water levels around 13 feet higher than usual, and northern Italian officials are warning of a heightened risk of avalanches due to recent rain.