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Tokyo records heaviest snowfall in 20 years

English.news.cn   2014-02-09 16:25:53

BEIJING, Feb. 9 (Xinhuanet) -- Heavy snowfall in most areas of Japan has left five people dead and more than six hundred injured.

As much as 25 centimeters of snow was recorded in Tokyo by Saturday night, which is the heaviest snowfall in the capital since 1994. The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued the first heavy snowfall warning for central Tokyo in 13 years. Because of the heavy snow, 48,000 households are out of electricity, while domestic flights, bullet trains and sections of highways have been disrupted.

Forecasts say the snowfall is due to a rapidly developing low-pressure front heading northeast and further snow is expected in the country’s eastern and northeastern region on Sunday.

(Source: CNTV.cn)

Editor: Lu Hui
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