Japan: Nine Dead After Heavy Snow Hits Island of Hokkaido

At least nine people are reported to have died after heavy snowfall hit the island of Hokkaido over the weekend. Hokkaido is located in Northern Japan and has over the last few days recorded an extremely heavy snowfall with a corresponding low temperature.

One of the victims who was discovered, was a father who had wrapped his body around his daughter to keep her warm – ensuring her survival.

Snow is piling up dangerously high in Japan due to this winter’s low temperatures.

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