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Nine dead after heavy snow hits Japanese island of Hokkaido

At least nine people have died after heavy snowfall hit the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido over the weekend.

One of the victims was a father whose body was found wrapped around his daughter's to keep her warm - ensuring her survival.

Snow is piling up dangerously high in Japan due to this winter's low temperatures.

Tom Santorelli reports.

  • 04 Mar 2013
  • From the section Asia
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