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Four people are missing after being buried in an avalanche high in the Swiss Alps, said police in Switzerland.

The group was hit by the Sunday morning avalanche at an altitude of 2,800m  in the Bovernier area near the borders with France and Italy, said Valais canton police on Twitter.

The avalanche event has been observed in Canton of Valais, Switzerland at 13:10:34.

Via Independent, BBC and Twitter