Fifty-three people were taken to hospital between 9 p.m. Monday night and 10 a.m. Tuesday with injuries sustained in snow-related accidents, the Tokyo Fire Department said Tuesday.
NTV quoted Fire Department officials as saying that most of the injuries were the result of people slipping and falling down on sidewalks. Meanwhile, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police reported 393 traffic accidents in Tokyo due to the snow.
The Tokyo region received its first major snowfall of the winter on Monday night, causing disruptions to train services early Tuesday in suburban areas as well as Chiba Prefecture, JR East said. Parts of Tokyo recorded snowfall of 4-6 cms, the Meteorological Agency reported.© Japan Today