Three killed on Mont Blanc

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Two climbers and an experienced guide have died in a fall on Mont Blanc, the mayor of the French city Chamonix said.

he bodies of the three were recovered on Sunday after the accident in the Aiguille de Midi area of the Mont Blanc massif, at an altitude of about 12,470ft (3,800m).

Mont Blanc contains Western Europe's highest summit as well as about 200 smaller peaks and dozens die there each year.