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Seven killed in avalanche in Japan

Last Updated: Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 15:39

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.

First Published: Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 15:39

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