The number of victims of avalanches in Japan increased to 8, and 37 were injured
Just on the slope at the time of the avalanche was 63.
TOKYO, March 27. /Offset. TASS Alex Sarachev/. At least eight students were killed as a result of avalanches at a ski resort in the heart of the Japanese city of NASU (Tochigi Prefecture). This was reported by local fire Department, which performs functions of a rescue service.
8 students are feared dead after being caught in an avalanche at a Japanese ski resort, a fire official says https://t.co/ThH5J1iCwO pic.twitter.com/ikxlAH67yn
— CNN (@CNN) March 27, 2017.
It is noted that they are in the “state of heart and lungs” as in Japan called clinical death, which can diagnose only doctors, not the rescuers.
In addition, according to the fire Department, 37 people were injured, two of them hospitalized with serious injuries.
As stated at the press conference, the Secretary-General of the Cabinet of Ministers of Japan Acehide Suga, in connection with the incident in Tochigi when the government established emergency headquarters, which will coordinate the search operation.
It is also reported that the prefectural government sent a request to the attraction units of the Japan self-defense Forces to participate in operations.
Just on the slope at the time of the avalanche was 63
The group included high school students from seven different schools in Tochigi Prefecture. They are all engaged in the climbing sections and accompanied by instructors practiced climbing a mountain.
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— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) 27 Mar 2017