Central Japan quake death toll tops 200

Central Japan quake death toll tops 200
# 09 January 2024 10:32 (UTC +04:00)

The death toll from the powerful New Year's Day earthquake that struck Ishikawa Prefecture and surrounding areas in central Japan has topped 200, the prefectural government said Tuesday, APA reports citing Kyodo News.

Local police commenced a large-scale search operation Tuesday with around 100 personnel working at a gutted market in Wajima, where a major blaze broke out following the magnitude-7.6 quake.

More than 28,000 people were continuing to shelter in evacuation centers in Ishikawa Prefecture, with around a dozen reportedly infected with the coronavirus at three locations in the town of Shika and at least 3,300 people, mainly in Wajima and the adjacent city of Suzu, cut off due to severed roads.

More than 80 schools, including in Wajima and Suzu, were unable to hold classes due to damaged facilities.

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