Record-breaking deep freeze snow kills 8 in Japan

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Heavy snow that fell on the main northern Japanese island of Hokkaido over the weekend has killed eight people, including a family whose car got buried.


A family in Japan watches as their neighborhood gets buried under heavy snow.  Those killed were either buried under the snow or frozen to death.


Kyodo news service said Kazuyo Miyashita and her three children died at a hospital Saturday night of carbon-monoxide poisoning after their vehicle got buried in the snow. Her daughters were 17 and 14, and her son was 11.

Separately, 23-year-old Haruna Kitagawa froze to death after leaving her car, stuck in the snow.

Kyodo said a 53-year-old man died Sunday after getting buried in the snow, although his 9-year-old daughter found with him was recovering.

Two other men were found collapsed in the snow in another part of Hokkaido and were confirmed dead.--Source: AP





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