Seven killed in avalanche in Japan

Seven skiers and mountain climbers were killed in an avalanche Saturday on the snowy North Alps mountain range in Japan`s Toyama prefecture.

IANS| Last Updated: Nov 23, 2013, 15:39 PM IST

Osaka: Seven skiers and mountain climbers were killed in an avalanche Saturday on the snowy North Alps mountain range in Japan`s Toyama prefecture.

An avalanche engulfed the skiers and mountain climbers at around 10.50 a.m. in the Masagodake area which is at 2861-meter level, Xinhua cited media reports as saying.

Seven people were rushed by helicopter to nearby hospitals but they were all dead.