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At least 6 dead after huge earthquake rocks Japan

TOKYO — The death toll from a New Year’s Day earthquake in central Japan has risen to six, police confirmed Tuesday, a day after the 7.5-magnitude tremor triggered tsunami waves over a metre high.

A duty officer from Ishikawa Prefecture Police told AFP authorities were investigating the discovery of two more bodies, “one in Nanao city and one in Shika town” after four deaths were confirmed following the quake that struck off the main island of Honshu. — AFP

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