3 years already: An avalanche killed six legionnaires in 2016

Three years ago, on January 18, 2016, a group of legionnaires were caught by an avalanche during a mountain warfare basic training. The avalanche killed five of them. Nine legionnaires were injured, two of them seriously. One of them died a week later.

The tragedy occurred near the Valfrejus ski resort, in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France. The legionnaires belonged to the 3rd Company, 2nd Foreign Engineer Regiment (2e REG).

See more information:

2e REG: Five legionnaires killed in the Alps

2e REG: The sixth legionnaire caught by an avalanche died

2e REG: Paying homage to six killed legionnaires

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