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TOKYO, February 09, 7:46 /ITAR-TASS/. Seven people were reported dead and over a thousand injured as a result of heavy snowfalls, which embraced the central part of Japan over the weekend, NHK television reported on Sunday.
According to NHK, over 130 people were injured in the country’s capital of Tokyo, where the amount of snow reached the level of 27 centimeters (10.6 inches) for the first time in 45 years.
Snow levels were also reported to reach 44 centimeters (17.3 inches) in Fukushima City and 33 centimeters (13 inches) in Sendai and Chiba City.
The natural calamity caused blackouts in Ibaraki and Chiba prefecture as well as disrupted transportation services. Up to 200 domestic flights were cancelled on Sunday and some 6,000 travelers were forced to spend the night at the Narita Airport.
Weather forecasters warned of more snow and heavy winds in the country and advised people to watch for icy roads and disruptions to transportation services, NHK reported.