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York climbers killed in French avalanche

Two of the three Britons who died in a major avalanche in the French Alps have been named as Steve Barber and John Taylor. Both were from York.

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Memorial service for climbers killed in avalanche

A memorial service will be held at a French ski resort today in honour of nine climbers killed in an avalanche.

In total, 28 people were caught in the avalanche near Chamonix, including Steve Barber and John Taylor. Both men, from York, were among those that died in the tragedy on Thursday.

The service is taking place at a church in Chamonix.

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