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Heavy snow hits Sea of Japan coast, Shikoku, leaving two dead

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Heavy snow fell on the Sea of Japan coast and parts of Shikoku on Saturday, leaving two men dead in Tokushima Prefecture and causing traffic chaos.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, heavy snow is expected to continue through Sunday afternoon in the Hokuriku region and northern Japan. Up to 60 cms of snow is expected to fall in Niigata and Fukui prefectures.

On Saturday, two men, aged 43 and 83, who work for a temple in Yoshinogawa, Tokushima Prefecture, were found partially buried in snow in the afternoon. They were pronounced dead a few hours later. The area had 50 cms of snow.

Up to 90 cms of snow fell in Fukui, while Niigata got 32 cms, forcing Niigata City's airport to close for four hours. About one meter of snow fell in mountainous areas of Ishikawa Prefecture, the Meteorological Agency said.

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TSBJAK - "The Sea Between Japan And Korea".

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People reading this who are not familiar with the geography may be excused for thinking Tokushima is on the Sea of Japan coast.....

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I am very sad. Snow is very very scary. I live in the place where it does not snow, I don't know the snowy terror.

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And here in Yamaguchi, the weather has become warmer with a high of 12ºC today, and a little higher expected tomorrow. Only lasts an hour or so, but very welcoming. Expecting a hard snowfall soon. Much colder than usual here for this time of year.

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how do you get buried in snow?

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Joshua Garcia: how do you get buried in snow?

Other news site says "the men had abandoned their vehicle after it became stuck in the snow".

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