Strong quake kills three, injure more than 200 others in Japan

A strong earthquake in Osaka, Japan has killed at least three people, including a child, and injured more than 200.

Monday’s quake in Osaka occurred north of the city.

A nine-year old girl killed by a falling wall at her school was one of three confirmed fatalities.

An elderly man was also killed by a collapsing wall while another was trapped below a bookcase at home.

Several people were trapped in elevators and roads were cracked with broken pipes spilling water.

The quake also affected the prefectures of Kyoto, Nara, Hyogo, and Shiga.

The meteorological agency warned the quake might be followed by another big tremor in the coming days.

There are also warnings that rain and landslides will continue to pose a danger for several days

The quake also hit several key industrial areas near Osaka with companies like Panasonic and Daihatsu saying they were suspending production at their affected sites.

 

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