Japan Earthquake Deaths Reach 98, Around 211 Still Missing, 450 Injured

Rescuers still searched for bodies in the rubbles five days after a huge earthquake struck central Japa. According to the Japanese government, till now 98 people have been confirmed to have been killed in the earthquake.

The death toll from the New Year’s Day 7.5-magnitude quake is expected to rise as over 211 people in the Ishikawa region of Japan’s main Honshu Island are still missing.

The rescue operations faced problems due to bad weather as snowfall was forecast for Sunday.

Around 23,800 households were without electricity in the Ishikawa region and more than 66,400 households were without running water. Power and water problems affected hospitals and shelters of elderly and disabled people.

More than 31,400 people are now sheltered in 357 government shelters.

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