AFP

TOKYO

Avalanches in and around Japanese ski resorts killed four people over the weekend, including two Argentine men, police and media reported Monday. The two foreigners, aged 50 and 54, were in the Ryuoo Ski Park in Nagano prefecture some 400 kilometres (250 miles) northwest of Tokyo on Sunday, police said. They were together with a man from New Zealand and a man and a woman from Australia, a local police spokeswoman said. “When they skied off-piste shortly after 2:00 pm Sunday, an avalanche occurred and engulfed the two Argentine men,” she said. “Their friends made an emergency call, and rescuers found their bodies in the snow,” she said.