Tragedy in the Alps: First pics from site of crash

The first pictures from the region in the French Alps near the spot where the Airbus A320 of Germanwings airline (low-cost subsidiary of Lufthansa) crashed on Tuesday, carrying 144 passengers and six crew members have been released.

Many rescue services and helicopters participate to the search.

Due to the hard-to-reach mountainous location, helicopters were mobilized for the search.

In fact, as a local resident told the French newspaper Le Figaro: "In order to reach the spot where the aircraft crashed it will take half an hour's drive and five hours on foot".

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