Tour organizer raided over ski bus crash in central Japan
Jiji Press -- Jan 16
The Nagano prefectural police raided on Saturday the office of Keyth Tour, a travel agency in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward, and other locations linked with Friday's ski tour bus crash in central Japan that killed 14 people and injured 26 others.

The police carted off materials to investigate whether there was any problem regarding safety management by the travel firm, which organized the bus trip to a ski area in Nagano Prefecture, joined mostly by students.

After the search, Keyth Tour President Mankichi Fukuda, 38, told newsmen that the police seized some 40 documents, including bus arrangement records.

He also disclosed that four members of the tour were transferred from two different travel agencies' similar ski bus tours that had failed to attract enough participants.

長野県軽井沢町でスキー場に向かうバスが崖から転落して14人が死亡した事故で、犠牲­者の遺体は軽井沢町中央公民館の施設に安置されています。 (社会部・古武家朋哉記者報告) 16日も朝から関係者が遺体の引き取りに向けて軽井沢町中央公民館を訪れています。

News sources: Jiji Press, ANNnewsCH
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