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No one was reported hurt, so you can relax and watch these crazy videos of a ginormous, late-afternoon, wet avalanche at St. Francois-Longchamps, France, in the Savoie, destroying a quad chairlift. Some 70 people were on the lift and, incredibly, not one was injured and all were evacuated within two and a half hours.
"There was the risk of another avalanche, so we wanted to avoid bringing the people down on the ground to stop them from being swept away by another avalanche," Captain Cyril Anceau, CRS Alps commander, told the French broadcaster M6.
This is the second major lift evac in France in one month. In mid-February, a gondola broke down at Alpe d'Huez and 60 passengers were rappelled 200 feet to rescue.