Saturday, April 16, 2016

Devastating landslide rips a Japanese mountain apart: Death toll rises to 40 after second earthquake destroys roads, bridges and homes

  • Epicentre was near the city of Kumamoto and measured at a depth of 40 km (25 miles), say U.S. Geological Survey
  • 6.4 magnitude quake struck Thursday killing ten, and 26 deaths have been recorded so far after the Saturday shock
  • Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said it is a 'race against time' to find survivors and authorities say death toll is set to rise
  • Landslides and road damage are hampering rescue efforts, 410,000 homes without water and 200,000 without water
  • 400-year-old Kumamoto Castle walls - which survived a century of wall - were reduced to rubble the the earthquake 

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