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Funeral of Blackburn PHD student killed in avalanche

Christopher Bell Photo: Police

The funeral of a student from Blackburn who was killed in an avalanche in the Scottish highlands is taking place today.

Phd student Christopher Bell, 24, and his two friends Tom Chesters and Una Finnegan were swept 1,000ft to their deaths from a mountain in Glencoe.

Mr Bell was studying for a Phd in ocean mapping in Oban before the incident.

A service will be held at St Leonard's Church in Balderstone later today.