|undead||Date: Sunday, 17-April-2016, 9:23 AM | Message # 1|
|Japan 'quakes: forecast of heavy rain threatens to hamper rescue efforts|
The threat of a heavy storm and ongoing aftershocks are adding an extra sense of urgency to rescue efforts after two earthquakes struck southwestern Japan in just over 24 hours.
Dozens have died and some 1,500 people were injured when Kumamoto Prefecture was struck late on Thursday evening (April 14) and again early on Saturday morning (April 16).
At least nine people are known to have been killed as a result of Thursday's 'quake, while the death toll from Saturday currently stands at 32.