07 March 2021,   22:19
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Japan - one dead as snowstorm causes 130-car pile-up

A huge snowstorm has struck a highway in north Japan, causing a 130-car pile-up, killing one person and injuring 10, writes BBC.


The storm blanketed a stretch of the Tohoku Expressway in Miyagi prefecture at around noon on Tuesday.


Some 200 people have been caught up in the pile-up and rescuers are currently at the scene, officials said.


Japan has been hit by severe snow storms in recent weeks with some parts of the country seeing double the average expected snowfall.


Images from the expressway show the sheer scale of the pile-up.

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