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10 climbers die on two mountains

July 17, 2009|TIMES WIRE REPORTS

Police said 10 climbers have died on two mountains in northern Japan.

Nine people died while climbing Mt. Tomuraushi on Hokkaido island, police spokesman Masafumi Yamasaki said.

And a woman died on a different mountain on Hokkaido, he said.

He could not provide further details, including the cause of their deaths.

Reports said the weather was bad at the time they were climbing.

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