Tochigi prefecture avalanche students dead –

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Tochigi prefecture avalanche students dead –

About 50 students were on the mountaineering trip in Japan’s Tochigi prefecture. An avalanche in a ski resort north of Tokyo has hit several Japanese school children, leaving many injured or feared dead. Six people were showing no vital signs, and three others were missing, according to Japan’s Kyodo news agency. About 50 people including students and teachers from several schools are said to have been in the area at the time. Relief efforts are under way, with officials investigating whether more people are injured or missing. The avalanche occurred on Monday morning at the Nasu Onsen Family Ski Resort in Tochigi prefecture.

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