7 High School Students, Teacher Feared Dead in Japan Avalanche

Seven high school students and a teacher are feared dead after being caught in an avalanche at a Japanese ski resort Monday, according to local police.

Poor weather conditions initially hampered efforts by rescue crews to reach the Nasu Onsen Family Ski Area, a small ski slope on the side of Mount Nasu in Tochigi Prefecture, about 200 kilometers north of Tokyo.

The students were part of a mountaineering club and had reportedly been taking part in a climbing event when local police received a...


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