A Singaporean woman is among four hikers who survived a harrowing night in sub-zero temperatures on a mountain in Japan.
The group of four hikers - two Japanese, a Malaysian and a Singaporean - had been hiking up Asahidake, Hokkaido's tallest mountain, when bad weather caused them to take a wrong turn. They found themselves stranded at night as temperatures dipped below minus 7 deg C.
They were found yesterday, nearly a day after they made a distress call to the police. They are due to descend the mountain today and be taken to hospital. The identities of the Singaporean and Malaysian hikers are as yet unknown.
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