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The Saitama District Court ordered Friday a charter bus company and its president to pay about ¥88 million ($805,000) in damages to relatives of a university student who was killed along with 14 others in a crash in 2016.

The 19-year-old university student was a passenger on a packed ski tour bus run by Tokyo-based ESP when it veered off a road in Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, after hitting a guardrail at 96 kph in the early hours of Jan. 15, according to the suit.

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