Four people died on mountains in Japan over the weekend. Three died in avalanches while a fourth was found dead on Mt Fuji, police said.
Acording to police and rescue officials, the body of a 56-year-old woman was found on Mt Shirouma in Nagano Prefecture on Sunday morning. Fuji TV reported that she was one of a group of six climbers who were hit by an avalanche at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Two other climbers, aged 50 and 32, also went missing in the avalanche. Police said the body of the 50-year-old was found Sunday.
Meanwhile, a 57-year-old man was found dead on Mt Yatsugatake which straddles Nagano and Yamanashi prefectures, Fuji reported. He had been reported missing by his family on Saturday afternoon after he failed to return from the mountain.
Also Sunday, the body of a man was found on the 7th station of Mount Fuji. Police said it appears he slipped and hit his head.
The mountains are full of climbers for Golden Week and authorities are issuing warnings to climbers to watch out for avalanches caused by melting snow.© Japan Today