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2006-01-12 21:23:12

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan issued avalanche warnings on Friday as temperatures were forecast to rise in areas buried under a record snowfall that has been blamed for killing more than 80 people and injuring nearly 2,000, many of them elderly. Eighty-two people have already been killed in snow-related incidents over the past few weeks, Kyodo news agency reported. Public broadcaster NHK put the injury toll at about 1,900. About 80 percent of those who have died were over the age of 60,...

2006-01-09 03:32:29

TOKYO (Reuters) - Heavy snowfall tailed off in Japan on Monday, but left many parts of the country buried under the deepest drifts on record with a death toll of 70 people killed. Two more elderly people were found dead on Monday in separate incidents apparently related to the snow, bringing the toll to 70, Kyodo news agency said. More than 1,000 people have been injured. Many of the casualties were elderly people who had fallen from the roofs of their houses as they tried to clear...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.