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Seven Skiers Die in Japanese Avalanche (UPDATED with Photos & Video)

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Seven Skiers Die in Japanese Avalanche

Seven skiers are dead following an avalanche on Mt. Masago, Japan. The group of backcountry skiers, four men and three women, triggered a slide estimated to be 30 meters wide and 600 meters long. The victims were evacuated by helicopter to a local hospital, where they were declared dead.

Police were still searching the mountainside for other potential victims. The names of the deceased have not yet been released.

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