More than 60 students were climbing near Nasu Onsen ski resort, which is in north of Tokyo, where the avalanche occurred, out of which, eight are feared to be dead by the avalanche.
The avalanche occurred near Nasu in Tochigi prefecture, 120km (75 miles) north of Tokyo, on Monday, local media reported that around 30 of the injured students were rescued, mean while eight of these were in much critical conditions.
At the time of the terrifying incident, more than 70 people were there, including teachers and students of various schools, rescue workers revealed that due to extreme weather in the area these are facing much difficulties during the rescue operation, as helicopters cannot operate in the area, around 30cm of fresh snowfall happened in Nasu These people were participating in a hiking event.
These people were also alarmed by the locals for the extreme weather conditions in the area, as there are several skiing resorts in Nasu, and in previous day much of the unusual snowfall occurred in the area, and even more avalanches are also expected in the area.
Regarding the confirmation of casualties, in Japan the rescue teams never consider a person dead, rather they immediately shift the affected towards nearby hospitals.