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At Least 100 Dead from Japanese Snows

Reports from Japan say at least 100 people have died in snow-related accidents this season.

The toll includes a six-year-old boy who died Monday when snow from the roof of a day-care center fell on him as he played with friends in the facility's playground.

The death toll is the highest since the winter of 1983-1984 when 131 people died in northern Japan.

Officials are warning that avalanches pose a danger as temperatures warm briefly this week. Some areas are piled with nearly four meters of snow.

Some information for this story provided by AP and AFP.