A 59-year-old woman died after she was apparently hit by snow falling from the roof of her house in Rumoi, Hokkaido, police said Thursday.
According to police, the woman, identified as Yoko Nagara, lived alone in a municipal housing area. TBS reported that her neighbor, concerned at not having seen Nagara for three days, went looking for her and found her covered by snow.
Police said it was likely the woman was hit by falling snow. Japan Meteorological Agency officials said the area had experienced snowfall of about 52 centimeters three days ago.© Japan Today