TOKYO (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 12th January, 2021) The number of people who have died as a result of heavy snowfall in Japan has gone up to 10, while over 300 people have been injured, the NHK broadcaster reports.
Northern and western regions of Japan were hit by heavy snowfall last week. Major traffic disruptions have been reported in various regions and multiple flights have been cancelled. Supply routes and train services have also been affected.
Most of the injuries reported amid the record snowfall have occurred due to falls, while the reported deaths predominantly happened as people tried to clear the rooftops of snow.