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2005-12-25 09:25:49

TOKYO (Reuters) - Heavy snow killed six people in Japan at the weekend, disrupted holiday traffic, left thousands of households without electricity and was blamed for a fatal passenger train derailment. An express train running behind schedule because of the snow derailed in northern Japan on Sunday evening. One woman on board was killed and at least 25 others were injured, officials said. The first five cars of the six-car train left the tracks after encountering strong winds while...

2005-12-24 23:59:57

TOKYO (Reuters) - Heavy snowfall throughout Japan killed five people, disrupted holiday traffic and left thousands of residents without electricity. In the western prefecture of Fukui, where snow has piled up to more than 200 cm (78 inches) in some areas, a factory building collapsed, killing a 72-year-old man, police said. Those who died were mostly the elderly, including a 78-year-old man who fell from a ladder while trying to remove snow from the roof of his home in northern Akita...

Word of the Day
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.