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Avalanche hits Japan ski field, kills at least 8, injures 30

Avalanche hits Japan ski field, kills at least 8, injures 30As many as eight high school students are feared dead and more than 30 people have been injured after an avalanche at a ski field in Japan.

This is reported by The Guardian.

More than 60 senior students were participating in a springtime climbing session near the Nasu Onsen family ski resort, 150km north of Tokyo, when the tragedy occurred about 9.20am on Monday.

Eight people have been found with no vital signs, rescue officials told Kyodo News. Japanese authorities are generally cautious about describing deaths before doctors’ confirmation.

Three other people remained missing and several other injuries were reported.
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