One killed as avalanche engulfs skiers after volcano erupts at Japanese resort

One killed as avalanche engulfs skiers after volcano erupts at Japanese resortBy Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) – One man was killed and at least 11 people injured, some critically, when rocks from an erupting volcano rained down on skiers at a mountain resort in central Japan on Tuesday and an avalanche soon after the eruption engulfed about a dozen skiers. Seven of those struck by rocks were members of Japan’s Ground Self Defence Force (SDF) engaged in winter training maneuvers, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement. Japanese media said at least 12 people were injured, many apparently hit by volcanic rocks.



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