03 Jul '11, 4am

Man found dead in Japan home, buried under pile of magazines believed to have collapsed after earthquake on Thursday

NAGANO (Japan) - A 44-YEAR-OLD man was found dead and buried under magazines in his apartment on Friday in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture, police said. Yuichi Yasuda, a company employee, is believed to have been buried when the stacked magazines collapsed during an earthquake on Thursday. At around 10am on Friday, officers from Matsumoto Police Station found Yasuda on his back, covered in piles of magazines 70 to 80cm high. The quake measured an intensity of upper 5 on the Japanese scale of 7. Although it is believed the magazines fell on him, the cause of his death has not yet been determined, according to police. -- YOMIURI SHIMBUN/ANN

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