Death toll rises to 82 in strong Japan quakes

Tokyo, Jan 4 (UNI) The death toll has risen to 82 in the central Japanese prefecture of Ishikawa as of Thursday afternoon after a series of earthquakes of up to 7.6 magnitude struck the prefecture and its vicinity on Monday.

The most stricken city of Wajima in Ishikawa has confirmed a total of 48 deaths, the national news agency Kyodo reported, citing local authorities.

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