Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Latest: Death toll in Japan twin quakes rises to 39

The latest on the earthquakes in Japan (all times local):

9:50 p.m.

Japanese media say the death toll from the two earthquakes in southern Japan has risen to 39.

Kyodo News agency, citing officials in Kumamoto prefecture, says 30 people died in the magnitude-7.3 quake that struck early Saturday morning. The other victims died in the magnitude-6.5 quake on Thursday night.

Officials had said earlier Saturday that 10 had died in Thursday’s quake and 22 in Saturday’s.

Kyodo says four people remain missing in Minamiaso. The village near Mount Aso volcano appears to have been the hardest hit by the second earthquake. Read More

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