An elementary school student has died after colliding with a snowboarder at a ski resort in Kitahiroshima city in Hiroshima Prefecture.
According to police, the accident occurred at around 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday when Erina Kondo, 12, an elementary school student who was taking part in a ski lesson organized by her school, collided with a 38-year-old snowboarder at the Geihoku Kokusai ski resort, Sankei Shimbun reported.
The girl was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead approximately two hours later. The snowboarder suffered neck and spine injuries, but is conscious and his condition is not life-threatening.
Police said that at the time of the accident, Kondo had been skiing on the resort’s beginner course and was wearing a helmet, adding that the weather at the time was sunny with clear visibility ahead.
There were 63 other students and 12 teachers at the site.© Japan Today