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Avalanche in French Alps leaves three dead

Avalanche in French Alps leaves three deadA late-season avalanche killed two skiers and their guide in the French Alps near the Italian border Tuesday, local officials said. The avalanche struck in the Albaron area, the mayor of nearby Bonneval-sur-Arc, Gabriel Blanc, told AFP. Authorities do not know what caused the avalanche.



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Avalanche Hits Japanese Town, Several Students Feared Dead

Avalanche Hits Japanese Town, Several Students Feared DeadThe avalanche hit Nasuonsen Family Ski Resort in Tochigi prefecture when the students were taking mountain climbing lessons.



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8 students presumed dead in Japan avalanche

8 students presumed dead in Japan avalancheTOKYO (AP) — Eight Japanese high school students were presumed dead after being caught in an avalanche Monday while being trained in mountain climbing at a ski resort, authorities and media said.



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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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