Japan Also Hit By Deadly Snow Storm, At Least 17 Killed, 93 Injured

Many of of the casualties were related to people removing snow from roofs.
People cross the road carefully as heavy snow hits northern Japan in the city of Niigata on December 19, 2022. - Japan OUT (Photo by JIJI Press / AFP) / Japan OUT (Photo by STR/JIJI Press/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The numbers were released Monday morning by Japan’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency.
  • Some of those killed removing snow from roofs fell to their deaths.
  • Among the reported victims was a woman in her 70s who was found under a pile of snow at her home, about 180 miles north of Tokyo.

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