Girl hid under bodies of slain family

A FOUR-year-old girl miraculously survived a shooting in the French Alps that left four people dead by curling up under the bullet-riddled corpses of her mother and grandmother.

The little girl spent eight hours concealed on the back seat of her family's BMW estate following a mysterious and brutal gun attack which also left her elder sister seriously injured and killed a passer-by.

Her father, who was found dead in the driver's seat, was identified on Thursday as Saad al-Hilli, a 50-year-old born in Baghdad but resident in Claygate, Surrey, in London's commuter belt.

The fourth man who died is believed to be a local who happened to be cycling past the scene of the crime.

The girl's elder sister, who was found shot next to the car, was in a serious but stable condition in hospital after being flown by helicopter to the nearby city of Grenoble.


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