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Alps avalanche survivors describe terrifying ordeal

Tomas Dybro, who survived the avalanche in the French Alps, talks to ITV News from his hospital bed. Photo:

Two survivors of the devastating avalanche which killed nine climbers, including three Britons, have described the terrifying moment they were swept away by the snow.

Tomas Dybro and Daniel Rossetto were part of a 28-strong group which were attempting to climb to the top of Mont Blanc in the French Alps.

The pair were nearly at the summit of the mountain when the avalanche struck and Thomas told ITV News how he was swept 250 metres down the mountain.

He was forced to dig himself out of the snow with crampons before helping to rescue two fellow climbers.

Daniel, the mountain guide who was with Tomas and dislocated his shoulder in the avalanche said he saw his life flash before his eyes.

ITV Special Correspondent Geraint Vincent met the survivors in hospital: