Number of earthquake victims in Japan’s Ishikawa rises to 48

Tokyo, Jan 2 (UNI) The number of victims of a series of powerful tremors in the Ishikawa prefecture in Japan has risen to 48, Japanese news agency Kyodo reported on Tuesday, citing local authorities.

Most of the deaths have been registered in the cities of Suzu (20) and Wajima (19), the agency reported.

On Monday, a powerful 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck near Suzu in the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture, followed by a series of aftershocks. Dozens of people reportedly received injuries in the prefectures of Ishikawa, Toyama, Niigata, Fukui and Gifu. It was the largest earthquake in Noto since records began in 1885.

Tremors led to buildings collapsing and leaving more than 32,000 households without power. No nuclear power plant failures have been registered.

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