March 4, 2013. From-for the heavy snow that hit the north Japan at the weekend, killing eight people, including a family that gets trapped in the buried car, reports the Associated Press.
40-year-old Kazuyo Miyashita and three of her children died in hospital on Saturday evening from carbon monoxide poisoning after their machine was completely covered with snow.
In another incident, killed 23-year-old Haruna Kitagawa, who left his car stuck in the snow and then froze to death. It is reported by news service Japan Kyodo News.
In another part of the island of Hokkaido in the snow were found the bodies of 54-year-old man and a 76-year-old woman.
Unexpectedly fallen snow led to the appearance of snow drifts up to two meters tall. On Saturday night, in the prefecture of Akita derailed high-speed train. From-Snow Express for moving slowly, so no one from passengers was hurt.