Friday, April 15, 2016

Japan quake kills 9, injures more than 800

Emily Wang, The Associated Press
   KUMAMOTO, Japan -- At least nine people were killed and more than 800 injured by a magnitude 6.5 earthquake that toppled houses and buckled roads in southern Japan, the government's chief spokesman said Friday. Yoshihide Suga said he would visit the area, 1,300 kilometres southwest of Tokyo, to assess the damage. He said 1,600 soldiers had been deployed, and TV reports showed some delivering blankets and adult diapers to the thousands of people who took shelter because their homes were wrecked or unsafe...

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