• Kyodo


Relatives of 10 Japanese skiers believed aboard the Austrian funicular train that turned into a deadly inferno inside a tunnel over the weekend, arrived here Monday, clinging to fading hopes that their loved ones will turn up alive.

Six people, including the parents of Saori Mitsumoto, 22, and Ryoko Narahara, 22, both Keio University ski club members, headed for the funicular station at the foot of the mountain directly after arriving at Kaprun by bus from Munich airport in Germany, according to an official of the Tokyo travel agency that organized the tour for the skiers.

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