Japan: Nearly 250,000 told to leave as further tremors expected



    Japan: Nearly 250,000 told to leave as further tremors expected

    April 18, Tokyo: Nearly 250,000 people have been told to leave their homes amid fears of further quakes in Japan, an aid agency said.

    More medical teams were being dispatched to evacuation centres, Naoki Kokawa, advisor to the Japanese Red Cross Society said.

    Two powerful earthquakes hit the south-western island of Kyushu last week killing at least 42 people. More than 1,000 people are injured and there has been widespread damage to buildings, houses, roads and bridges.

    Japan's meteorological agency has also warned that more tremors are likely to hit in the coming days.

    About 30,000 rescue workers are looking for survivors. Police said 11 people are still missing, public broadcaster NHK reported.

    The Oslo Times

     
     

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