More than 80 people have died in Japan as a result of heavy snow that hit the country this winter. On Tuesday reported the Central Fire Department, which in Japan is responsible for the elimination of emergency situations.
According to the management, injuries of varying severity were more than 950 people. Most of the dead and injured were injured when the roof of their homes cleaned of snow and slipped down. In addition, several mountain communities have come under avalanches, according to ITAR-TASS.
Due to snowfall in Japan severely disrupted transport. In the evening on January 30 at the north-west coast of the Japanese island of Honshu to stop the train are still locked around 1700 people.
Difficult to move from the main motorways of the country. In particular, to clear the highway "Hokuriku" where a traffic jam were 1200 cars, had to use a heavy military vehicle.