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Japan weather snow
Dozens injured, transport disrupted as slow blankets Tokyo
 

Tue Jan 23: Tokyo, Jan 22, 2018 (AFP) - Heavy snowfall and icy conditions in Tokyo injured dozens of people, grounded flights and paralysed some train services Monday after Japan's weather agency issued its first snow warning for the city in four years. Commuters in the bustling Japanese metropolis battled home through flurries of snow as the worst of the weather so far hit during evening rush hour. "At least 67 people have been injured in snow-related accidents in Tokyo and the number is expected to increase further as calls for ambulances have continued," a spokesman with the city's fire department told AFP. More than 330 domestic flights departing from and arriving to airports in the Tokyo region were cancelled due to the bad weather, while some regional trains were also suspended, local news reports said.
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