12 Apr '11, 8am

Three killed in Japan by Monday's aftershock

Three killed in Japan by Monday's aftershock

The news came as Japan was hit by yet another powerful quake, which had an epicentre close to Iwaki and was measured at 6.0 magnitude by the US Geological Survey. -- PHOTO: AP TOKYO - A POWERFUL tremor that struck Japan on Monday, one of hundreds of aftershocks stemming from the massive earthquake-tsunami that hit a month ago, killed three people, emergency services said on Tuesday. The three victims were found in debris from a landslide that destroyed houses in Iwaki city in Fukushima prefecture after the 6.6 magnitude quake on Monday evening. The news came as Japan was hit by yet another powerful quake, which had an epicentre close to Iwaki and was measured at 6.0 magnitude by the US Geological Survey. A spokesman for the Fire and Disaster Management Agency said firefighters had pulled two bodies from one of the houses, while rescuing four people from another. 'One of th...

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