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Japan: Kumamoto earthquake devastates town of Minami Aso01:40

Japan: Kumamoto earthquake devastates town of Minami Aso

Japan, Minami Aso
April 17, 2016 at 16:57 GMT +00:00 · Published

The footage filmed on Sunday shows the wreckage and debris in Minami Aso, Kumamoto prefecture, in the aftermath of a deadly 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck southwestern Japan on Saturday.

Police, firefighters and Self-Defense Force personnel delivered aid to the victims and started rescue operation as a lot of people remain stranded in collapsed homes and buildings, particularly in towns and villages where downed bridges or landslides blocked key roads and highways.

Moreover, emergency services are looking for eight missing people following a landslide that caused a highway to collapse in Minami Aso earlier on Sunday.

At least 32 people died and hundreds were injured in Saturday's earthquake following an initial quake on Thursday that killed nine people.

Japan: Kumamoto earthquake devastates town of Minami Aso01:40
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The footage filmed on Sunday shows the wreckage and debris in Minami Aso, Kumamoto prefecture, in the aftermath of a deadly 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck southwestern Japan on Saturday.

Police, firefighters and Self-Defense Force personnel delivered aid to the victims and started rescue operation as a lot of people remain stranded in collapsed homes and buildings, particularly in towns and villages where downed bridges or landslides blocked key roads and highways.

Moreover, emergency services are looking for eight missing people following a landslide that caused a highway to collapse in Minami Aso earlier on Sunday.

At least 32 people died and hundreds were injured in Saturday's earthquake following an initial quake on Thursday that killed nine people.

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