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Japan: Powerful earthquakes leave at least 62 dead

Published on Jan 03, 2024 12:31 PM IST
  • At least 62 people have died in powerful earthquakes in western Japan, with dozens more feared trapped under collapsed buildings.
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A series of powerful earthquakes that hit western Japan left at least 62 people dead as rescue workers fought Wednesday to save those feared trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 03, 2024 12:31 PM IST

A series of powerful earthquakes that hit western Japan left at least 62 people dead as rescue workers fought Wednesday to save those feared trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings. (AP)

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Firefighters and police search coastal area hit by earthquakes in Suzu, Ishikawa prefecture, Japan on Wednesday. Dozens are believed trapped under collapsed buildings.(AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Firefighters and police search coastal area hit by earthquakes in Suzu, Ishikawa prefecture, Japan on Wednesday. Dozens are believed trapped under collapsed buildings.(AP)

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Rescue workers and canine units urgently sifted through rubble Wednesday ahead of predicted freezing cold and heavy rain in what the prime minister called a race against time after powerful earthquakes in western Japan killed multiple people. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Rescue workers and canine units urgently sifted through rubble Wednesday ahead of predicted freezing cold and heavy rain in what the prime minister called a race against time after powerful earthquakes in western Japan killed multiple people. (AP)

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Medical staffers attend evacuees at a temporary evacuation center in Suzu in the Noto peninsula facing the Sea of Japan, northwest of Tokyo on Wednesday following Monday's deadly earthquake.(AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Medical staffers attend evacuees at a temporary evacuation center in Suzu in the Noto peninsula facing the Sea of Japan, northwest of Tokyo on Wednesday following Monday's deadly earthquake.(AP)

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Aftershocks persisted in Ishikawa prefecture and surrounding areas two days after a magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck the region. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Aftershocks persisted in Ishikawa prefecture and surrounding areas two days after a magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck the region. (AP)

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The first 72 hours are considered crucial to save lives after disasters. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The first 72 hours are considered crucial to save lives after disasters. (AP)

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“More than 40 hours have passed. This is a race against time, and I feel that we are at a critical moment,” Prime Minister Fumio Kishida told reporters. “We have received reports many people are still waiting for rescue under collapsed buildings.” (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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“More than 40 hours have passed. This is a race against time, and I feel that we are at a critical moment,” Prime Minister Fumio Kishida told reporters. “We have received reports many people are still waiting for rescue under collapsed buildings.” (REUTERS)

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Evacuees rest surrounding a heater at a temporary evacuation center in Suzu. Relief officials were delivering water, blankets, food and other supplies. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Evacuees rest surrounding a heater at a temporary evacuation center in Suzu. Relief officials were delivering water, blankets, food and other supplies. (AP)

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Water, power and cell phone service were still down in some areas. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Water, power and cell phone service were still down in some areas. (AP)

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A worker looks at a car stuck on a broken road in the aftermath of an earthquake near Anamizu, Japan.(REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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A worker looks at a car stuck on a broken road in the aftermath of an earthquake near Anamizu, Japan.(REUTERS)

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