Nine dead after heavy snow hits Japanese island of Hokkaido
4 March 2013 Last updated at 15:05 GMT
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.