Amid search for Japan quake victims, survivors queue for food

domingo 17 de abril de 2016 18:23 GYT
 

* Death toll at 42 from two strong quakes

* More than 500 aftershocks since Thursday quake

* 110,000 people displaced, 30,000-strong rescue team in place

* Sony, Toyota, Honda operations affected

By Thomas Wilson and Minami Funakoshi

TOKYO, April 18 (Reuters) - Survivors from a series of deadly earthquakes in southern Japan spent a cold night in cramped shelters or camped out in fields as 30,000 rescue service personnel rushed to provide food and to search for those still missing on Monday.

A 7.3 magnitude tremor struck early on Saturday, killing at least 33 people, a little more than 24 hours after nine people died in another quake in the same area.

More than a thousand people were injured, with widespread damage to houses, roads and bridges, including at least one mountain highway severed in two, concrete tumbling into the valley below.

Factories for major manufacturers including Toyota, Sony and Honda were closed, causing supply chain disruptions around Japan.   Continuación...