In Japan, an avalanche covered a group of schoolchildren

On the ski slope in the Japanese city of Nasu, in Tochigi Prefecture, an avalanche came down under which a group of schoolchildren, resting there, fell.

As a result of the subsequent search operation, six of them were found dead, three were hospitalized in critical condition, three students and the teacher received injuries of varying severity and three others were reported missing.

At the time of avalanche on the slope were 50 high school students.