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Japan probes avalanche deaths of instructor, 7 students

Firefighters and rescue workers using a drone to investigate at the site of an avalanche in Nasu town, north of Tokyo, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo.


INVESTIGATORS pored over a Japanese mountain on Tuesday after a massive avalanche tore through a group of high school students and teachers, killing eight, amid questions of why avalanche warnings were ignored and whether they had proper equipment.

The avalanche in central...

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