British tourists killed in France shooting

British tourists killed in France shooting

A family of British tourists are reported to have been among the victims of a fatal shooting in the south east of France.

Three of the four people killed near Lake Annecy in the French Alps appear to have been tourists from the UK, local officials said.

Two young girls were found live at the scene. The bodies of two women and a man were found in a British-registered BMW car. The fourth person killed was a cyclist.

A prosecutor said the identity of the man – described as the father – had been “almost certainly” established.

Two young girls were found alive with one, who is aged four, discovered eight hours after the deaths. The other is in a critical condition in hospital.

Officials said the cyclist was a resident of a neighbouring area.

Police have confirmed that the driver of the car was a UK citizen, and they now believe all those dead in the vehicle were part of a British family on holiday, the BBC reported.


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