• Kyodo


At least eight mountaineers died Saturday in the Northern Alps after getting caught in bad weather, police said.

Nagano Prefectural Police said a party of six men in their 60s and 70s was found near Mount Korenge near the Hakuba ski resort by a climber early Saturday and confirmed dead after being airlifted to a nearby village. The group, believed to be from Kitakyushu, disappeared Friday.

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