Deadly blizzard slams Japan

Associated Press
In this photo taken Sunday, March 3, 2013, a vehicle of Kazuyo Miyashita is seen after being dug out of the snow along a road in Nakashibetsu, Hokkaido, northern Japan. Kyodo news service says Miyashita and her three children died at a hospital Saturday night of carbon-monoxide poisoning after the vehicle got buried in the snow. Heavy snow that fell on the main northern Japanese island of Hokkaido over the weekend has killed eight people, including the family. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE

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Heavy snow that fell in northern Japan over the weekend killed eight people on Hokkaido island, including a family whose car became buried.

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