Rescue workers climb toward a mountain for searching missing people after an avalanche near a ski resort in Nasu town, north of Tokyo, Japan, March 27, 2017.
Rescue workers climb toward a mountain for searching missing people after an avalanche near a ski resort in Nasu town, north of Tokyo, Japan, March 27, 2017.

Japanese officials say eight high school students are feared dead after being engulfed in an avalanche at a ski resort in eastern Japan.

Three other students were injured. At least one teacher is missing.

Nasu, Japan

Japanese officials say the students were participating in a mountain-climbing outing Monday morning in the town of Nasu, about 175 kilometers north of Tokyo.

Tochigi prefectural authorities said about 50 students and 10 teachers from seven high schools were on the trip in the mountains.