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Death toll surges to 161 in Japan’s Noto quakes


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Tokyo: The death toll has jumped to 161 in the central Japanese prefecture of Ishikawa as of 9 a.m. local time on Monday, after a series of earthquakes of up to 7.6 magnitude struck the prefecture and its vicinity, said local authorities.

A total of 103 residents are currently unaccounted for and at least 565 people suffered injuries, according to national broadcaster NHK.

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