At least 3 people, including a 9-year-old girl, were killed and over 200 were injured in a strong earthquake in Japan’s Osaka, on Monday, June 18 reported Skynews. The other victim, an 84-year-old man died in nearby Ibaraki after a bookshelf fell on him at his residence. The 6.1-magnitude quake originated from a depth of 15.4 kilometres at 7:58am near Osaka, said United States Geological Survey. However, there were no reports of serious damages and no tsunami warning after the powerful tremor, which left many without electricity.

Responding to the sudden calamity, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told media persons that the government was “working united with its 1st priority on saving people’s lives.”

 

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