Record snowfall in Japan: in pictures

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Snow has accumulated to record depths, in excess of five metres, in the Hakkoda mountain range of Aomori Prefecture in Northern Japan. More snow fell in northern Japan over the weekend, and at least eight people died as people become trapped in their cars and buried underneath the heavy snow. A bullet train travelling from Tokyo to northern Japan also derailed, however no one was injured.

Wikimedians provided pictures of the snow for Wikinews.

A photograph of city Wakkanai, Hokkaido covered in heavy snow which is several meters deep.
Image: This weekend. isudent.
Snow has been cleared here and snow piled to the side.
Image: This weekend. isudent.
The snow is several meters high with a tree almost fully submerged underneath.
Image: This weekend. isudent.
Snow which is several meters high makes walking in some areas impassable.
Image: This weekend. isudent.
Snow up to 5 meters has been reported in some areas.
Image: This weekend. isudent.
A large amount of snow can be seen from inside a building through a window where the snow has collected up.
Image: This weekend. isudent.
A house almost completely submerged beneath the heavy snow.
Image: A week ago. Imai.
The heavy snow in the village of Koshirakura, Tokamachi.
Image: A week ago. Imai.
Walls of snow have built up along the sides of the road in Kitayama, Ojiya where snow has been cleared.
Image: A week ago. Imai.
A photo of the Aomori University in the heavy snow which is several meters deep.
Image: Last week. Masahiko Shoji.



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