2021-02-28

1 skier dies in consecutive avalanches in Hokkaido, Japan

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China News Service, February 28. According to a report by the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK), on the morning and noon on the 28th local time, an avalanche occurred in Mount Kamikawa in northern Hokkaido and Akaigawa village in southwestern Japan. In the avalanche, a woman skiing in the area tragically died.

1 skier dies in consecutive avalanches in Hokkaido, Japan

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p > According to reports, at 10 am local time on the 28th, an avalanche occurred in Mount Kamikawa in Kamikawa Town. At that time, two people from a mountaineering team at an altitude of 1400 meters were unfortunately involved in an avalanche. Fortunately, another mountaineering team nearby rescued in time. Although one of the two people could not move because of hypothermia, they recovered afterwards. Normally, 2 people descended safely.

The police said that the two were both students of Hokkaido University, and the police are conducting a detailed investigation of the situation at the time.

Only 2 hours later, another avalanche occurred in the forests of Akaigawa Village, Hokkaido. At the time of the incident, a 6-person skiing team was skiing at a nearby ski resort, including a woman in her 40s. Unfortunately, he was involved in an avalanche. Although he was rescued and taken to the hospital, he died.

According to reports, recent avalanches have occurred in Hokkaido. On January 26, a man was also killed in an avalanche near Akaigawa Village.