Police in Yoichi, Hokkaido, said Friday that a 90-year-old man died after snow fell off the roof of his house and buried him.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 4 p.m. Thursday. TBS reported that the temperature rose to about the average level for March, causing accumulated snow to dislodge on many rooftops. The man, who lived alone, was apparently hit by a falling chunk of snow, police said. His eldest son found him under about one meter of snow.
The Japan Meteorological Agency has forecast temperatures to be about the level for mid-March over the weekend and is warning people to be careful of falling snow and avalanches.© Japan Today