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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
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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