#Prayer alert>> Seven killed in an avalanche. Please pray for this group of students and the families who have lost loved ones. The #avalanche occurred early on Monday near #Nasu in #Tochigi prefecture, 120km (75 miles) north of Tokyo, #Japan
Another 40 people, mostly students, were hurt including two who were in a critical condition, reports said.
The victims were part of a 70-strong group from several schools who were on a three-day mountain climbing training trip.
Dozens of troops were involved in rescue efforts, amid bad weather and heavy snowfall. #prayforjapan