13 people die after Japan earthquake

At least 13 people have been confirmed dead after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake rocked Japan’s southwestern Kumamoto Prefecture on Saturday, bringing the total number killed since Thursday to 22.

The quake struck at 01:25 local time (1625 GMT Friday) and was upgraded from a provisional magnitude of 7.1 to 7.3, with the temblor being felt across wide swathes of southern Japan and triggering a tsunami warning which was later lifted.

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