Two Germans were killed by falling glacial ice masses near Mont Blanc in the French Alps. As the responsible prefecture based in Annecy announced on Wednesday, large parts of the glacier ice came loose. Another person was slightly injured in the accident. Four people survived the incident unharmed. According to the broadcaster France Info, the two Germans were buried under the ice. The hikers had wanted to scale Mont Blanc. The Mont Blanc (also written Mont Blanc, Italian Monte Bianco, in German “White Mountain”) is the highest mountain in the Alps.

The Foreign Office said the consulate general was in contact with the local authorities and was ready to provide consular support to the bereaved. It was not said where the two victims came from in Germany.