Two killed, more than 100 injured in Japan quake

Two killed, more than 100 injured in Japan quake
# 08 April 2011 07:24 (UTC +04:00)
The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said a 63-year-old woman in Yamagata prefecture died after her respirator failed when the power was knocked out by the tremor. A79-year-old man was found in Miyagi unconscious after the quake and taken to hospital, where he was confirmed dead. Around 100-130 people were reportedly injured. The official said some external power sources used to cool reactor cores had been lost at plants in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture and at Rokkasho and Higashidori in Aomori prefecture, but at least one emergency source remained operational at each. In Iwate prefecture, local authorities ordered some 500 households to evacuate, NHK said. The broadcaster also reported three fires in Iwate and Miyagi prefectures. Around 3 000 000 houses were left without electricity.
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