Death toll Japan earthquake up

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TOKYO – The death toll by the powerful earthquake on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido has risen to 44. There camp is still about 2700 people in shelters, say the authorities.

The earthquake of last Thursday had a strength of 6.7. Most of the victims fell in the place Atsuma. There were at least 36 people were killed by landslides. The authorities found Monday morning the body of a missing 77-year-old man, message broadcaster NHK.

The catastrophe has a ravage caused in the area. In total at least seventy buildings were destroyed, say the authorities. Also continued by landslides in a thick layer of mud behind on roads and rice fields. The public transport in the disaster-stricken area is now gradually again.

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