Japan grapples with the aftermath of a powerful earthquake that struck the Noto Peninsula Monday afternoon, leaving a trail of destruction and a rising death toll. Rescuers race against time to locate survivors amid collapsed buildings and debris, while authorities struggle to reach some of the hardest-hit areas.
- 7.5 magnitude quake jolts western Japan, triggering aftershocks and tsunami alerts.
- At least 57 deceased, with dozens injured and others trapped under rubble.
- Wajima among the worst affected, with fires raging and buildings flattened.
- Limited access to the northern Noto Peninsula hinders rescue efforts.
- Over 27,700 evacuated to shelters as tsunami warnings lifted.
- Prime Minister Kishida vows to mobilize all resources for rescue and recovery.
Tragedy Beyond the Quake:
- Five deaths confirmed at Tokyo Haneda Airport after a plane collision during earthquake relief.
- Hundreds of buildings reported burned in Wajima, raising concerns about trapped residents.
- 500 passengers stranded at Noto Airport due to terminal damage and blocked roads.
Resilience Amidst Devastation:
- Rescue teams work tirelessly to locate survivors and provide aid in affected areas.
- Aerial surveys reveal extensive damage, including landslides and fires.
- Government mobilizes resources for transportation, supplies, and personnel deployment.
- Prime Minister urges unity and collaboration in overcoming this immense challenge.
- Search for survivors remains the top priority as rescue efforts are scaled up.
- Assessing damage and providing emergency support are crucial immediate steps.
- Long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts will require international cooperation and assistance.