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Japan avalanche kills 4 patrollers
Posted: 02 January 2011 11:19 AM  
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Four ski patrollers died after being buried in an avalanche in western Japan following blizzards and snow storms in the area.

The four men were patrol staff at a ski resort and were checking a slope after reports of a snow slide.

A government official said they were swept away and buried by an avalanche while on Mount Daisen in the western Japanese prefecture of Tottori.