More than 240 people missing in Japan earthquake

More than 240 people missing in Japan earthquake


More than 240 people are missing after a devastating earthquake struck the west coast of Japan on New Year's Day.

The government has doubled the number of soldiers sent to affected areas to 4,600 to support emergency services, local media reported.

Four days after the earthquake, the search for survivors is progressing by the minute.

There were dozens of reports of people remaining under collapsed houses.

Piles of rubble, damaged roads, landslides and aftershocks continue to hamper rescue teams' efforts.

At least 700 people remain cut off from the outside world in Ishikawa Prefecture, which was the worst-hit area.

According to the report, approximately 30,000 households lost power and 80,000 households lost water.

Local authorities say around 33,000 people remain in hundreds of emergency shelters.

Source: dailypost.ng

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