Distressed by loss of lives, damage caused: PM Modi on Japan earthquake

, 4:25 PM IST

New Delhi : Offering his condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in the deadly earthquake in Japan where almost 23 people were killed, Prime Minster Narendra Modi on Saturday said that he was distressed by the loss of lives and the damage caused by the quake.
“Distressed on the loss of lives & damage caused by the quake in Japan. My thoughts are with bereaved families & prayers with the injured,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

Meanwhile, residents in Japan are grappling with aftershocks as emergency crews scramble to rescue survivors trapped under rubble.

At least 23 people died in the latest Kyushu earthquake as a powerful 7.0-magnitude quake hit the area today.

Two days earlier, a 6.2.-magnitude quake rattled the area, killing nine people. This brought the total death toll from both earthquakes to 32.

Both earthquakes left 968 people injured, according to the disaster management office. (ANI)