A four-year-old British girl was found alive underneath the bodies of her parents after a brutal massacre in the Alps, French authorities said today.
A seven-year-old girl, thought to be her sister, was found violently beaten and is fighting for her life.
The four-year-old lay undiscovered for up to eight hours as police waited for forensic experts to arrive at the scene.
The bodies of a man and two women - believed to be the girls' father, mother, and another relative - were discovered in the British-registered BMW, which had been riddled with bullets.
The man was named by French media as Saad al-Hilli, from Claygate, near Esher in Surrey. He had apparently been behind the wheel at the time of the attack.
Surrey Police confirmed it was assisting the French authorities and liaising with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
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