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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

8 Skiers Caught in Japan Avalanche

Eight skiers were caught in an avalanche in Japan on Thursday.

The French group of backcountry skiers were in an undesignated ski area.

The avalanche happened near the Tomamu resort.

Officials say that one of the skiers was found unconscious and was feared dead.

Tomamu ski resort located in Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s main islands.


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