23 Feb '11, 4am

24 Japanese missing in New Zealand quake, including 11 students who studied at a language school

24 Japanese missing in New Zealand quake, including 11 students who studied at a language school

The number of Japanese citizens missing after a powerful quake struck the city of Christchurch in New Zealand has risen to 24, many of whom are believed to be trapped under rubble. --PHOTO: AP TOKYO - THE number of Japanese citizens missing after a powerful quake struck the city of Christchurch in New Zealand has risen to 24, many of whom are believed to be trapped under rubble, reports said on Wednesday. They include 11 students from Toyama College of Foreign Languages in Toyama City, who are believed to be trapped under the collapsed building of the King's Education College language school. Three Japanese from the cities of Morioka, Kyoto and Kobe, who studied at the same language school, were also missing, Kyodo and other news reports said. A Tokyo company organising studies abroad cannot contact 10 students who visited New Zealand on a tour through the company, the rep...

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