Eight students killed in Japan avalanche

Eight students killed in Japan avalancheAn avalanche killed eight high school students on a mountain-climbing trip in Japan Monday, with more than 30 people reportedly injured. More than 100 troops have been deployed in a major rescue effort after the avalanche hit ski slopes in Tochigi prefecture, with television footage showing rescuers climbing mountains as ambulances stood by. A group of 52 students and 11 teachers from seven high schools were on a three-day mountaineering outing when disaster struck, according to authorities.



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