According to a new count announced by local authorities, 516 people were injured and around 210 remain missing.
Rescue services continue today to search for survivors in the ruins of buildings that collapsed after the devastating earthquakewhich rocked Japan on New Year’s Day and killed at least 126 people — according to the latest count — with bad weather hampering operations.
According to a new count announced by local authorities, 516 people were injured and about 210 remain missing. But hopes of finding survivors nearly five days after the disaster are dwindling.
The cold and bad weather make the work of the rescuers difficult. Tomorrow it is expected to snow, while giant cracks and landslides make traffic on the roads difficult.
The 7.6-magnitude earthquake that hit Japan’s west coast has severely damaged much infrastructure, while 23,000 homes remain without power in Hokuriku Prefecture.
The tremor, which was felt as far away as Tokyo, 300 kilometers away, also triggered a tsunami, with waves over one meter high.
It is the deadliest earthquake to hit Japan since 2016 in the southwestern part of the country, which killed 276 people.
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