Death toll from Japan’s earthquakes rises to 241

The death toll from earthquakes in Ishikawa prefecture in western Japan and along the coast of the Noto Peninsula in this region has risen to 241.

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In a statement made by the Ishikawa Prefecture Governor’s Office, it was reported that the number of people who died in numerous earthquakes that occurred in the first week of January increased to 241.

In the statement, it was shared that more than 13 thousand people are still staying at evacuation points and search efforts are continuing for 11 people who have not been heard from.

It was stated that the number of partially damaged and completely collapsed buildings reached 65 thousand and more than 31 thousand houses were cut off from water and more than 1500 houses were cut off from electricity.

The central government announced that it would provide 6 million yen (41 thousand dollars) per household for households whose age exceeded a certain level within the scope of reconstruction projects.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), many earthquakes ranging in magnitude from 5 to 7 occurred in the Noto Peninsula and offshore of Ishikawa between January 1-5.


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