• Kyodo

  • SHARE

The number of people dead or in a critical condition in Hokkaido following a powerful earthquake has risen to 18, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Friday, amid fears the figure will continue to grow.

There have been 9 confirmed fatalities, while 9 others are in cardiopulmonary arrest, the government’s top spokesman said. Another 22 people are still missing.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

PHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)