Two people have died in an avalanche on Mont Blanc, according to reports, APA reports quoting Independent .
The victims were thought to have been skiing off piste when the avalanche hit at an altitude of around 10,000 feet, according to Rai News24.
The bodies of the two skiers were recovered by mountain rescue teams after the avalanche struck on the Italian side of the Alps on Saturday.
A fellow skier witnessed the accident near the Pointe Helbronner peak and alerted authorities.
Rescue teams rushed to the scene in helicopters, but were unable to save them by the time they had arrived.