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SAPPORO (Kyodo) A student at Rakuno Gakuen University in Ebetsu, Hokkaido, was killed Wednesday morning when he was buried in snow that apparently fell from the roof of a building on campus, police and firefighters said.

Yoshitaka Yamamoto, 23, was found by friends at around 11 a.m. under a mass of snow about 2 meters high, 5 meters wide and 30 meters long. The snow had apparently fallen from the roof of a student hall.

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