Four Killed by Avalanches in Central Japan

Heavy snow hit the Japanese prefectures of Nagano and Niigata, claiming four lives over the weekend. Asahi news reported that two Argentine men were struck and killed by an avalanche in the Ryuoo Ski Park, Nagano, on Sunday, while two Japanese men were killed by a separate avalanche in Niigata.

This time-lapse dashcam video is described as showing the snow en route from Nagano to Niigata on January 19. Credit: YouTube/ネットビジネス・アナリスト横田秀珠 (Yokota Shigerutama)