Modi distressed over deaths due to Japan quake

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New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed distress over the deaths of 22 people and injuries to over 1,000 following a quake in Japan.

“Distressed on the loss of lives and damage caused by the quake in Japan. My thoughts are with bereaved families and prayers with the injured,” Modi tweeted.

Around 20,000 troops were deployed in Japan’s Kyushu region after the quake struck the region around 1.25 a.m. on Saturday. The meteorological agency said the quake measured 7.3 on the Richter Scale. Several aftershocks rattled the region, including two of nearly magnitude-6, and experts have warned of more.

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