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Japan: Commuters stranded after powerful Osaka earthquake01:14

Japan: Commuters stranded after powerful Osaka earthquake

Japan, Tokyo
June 18, 2018 at 05:33 GMT -00:00 · Published

Commuters and travellers were caught stranded in Tokyo train station on Monday after the Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train was susended due to a powerful earthquake which hit Japan's Osaka Prefecture earlier in the day.

The Central Japan Railway Company said that due to a blackout, the bullet train has been suspended between Tokyo and Odawara, and between Nagoya and Shin-Osaka stations. According to the West Japan Railway Company, the service between Shin-Osaka and Hakata stations has also been put on hold.

At least three people were killed when an earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale struck north of Osaka on Monday morning. One of the victims was a nine-year-old girl who was killed by a falling concrete wall, while reports say the two others were elderly men who also died due to falling objects.

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Commuters and travellers were caught stranded in Tokyo train station on Monday after the Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train was susended due to a powerful earthquake which hit Japan's Osaka Prefecture earlier in the day.

The Central Japan Railway Company said that due to a blackout, the bullet train has been suspended between Tokyo and Odawara, and between Nagoya and Shin-Osaka stations. According to the West Japan Railway Company, the service between Shin-Osaka and Hakata stations has also been put on hold.

At least three people were killed when an earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale struck north of Osaka on Monday morning. One of the victims was a nine-year-old girl who was killed by a falling concrete wall, while reports say the two others were elderly men who also died due to falling objects.

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