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Japan: Heavy snow kills 12, leads to flight cancelations

February 17, 2014 - 6:00am

Tokyo and other parts of eastern Japan have been hit by heavy snow, leaving 12 dead, disrupting air and ground traffic and causing widespread power outages, Reuters reported.

ANA Holdings Inc. said 338 domestic flights and 12 international flights were canceled because of the snow.

A train collided into another in Kawasaki after the snow rendered its brakes ineffective.

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