Japan Avalanche Victims

Seven high school students and a teacher died Monday after an avalanche pounded a ski resort in Japan, according to multiple news sources.

The disaster occurred at about 9:20 a.m. local time at the Nasuonsen Family Ski Resort in Nasu, a town about 75 miles north of Tokyo.

The students were part of a mountaineering class taking climbing lessons at the resort, which was closed for the season.

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