Japan covered in abnormal snowfalls

About 90 people were injured and three were killed in snowfall in Japan. Planes do not fly, movement of ground transport has been suspended.

According to the NHK TV channel, in six prefectures of the Kanto region, which includes Tokyo and the suburbs, 89 people were injured as a result of snowfall. The greatest number of injured, 23 people, is in Saitama Prefecture. In Tokyo, 15 people were injured.

The authorities canceled 610 domestic flights. In some districts, movement of high-speed trains have also been suspended. Delays in the movement of commuter trains in some directions already reach several hours.

According to weather people, such heavy snowfall the country last saw 13 years ago; depth of snow cover reaches about two feet.

Елизавета Будько


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