A second major fire was raging at an oil refinery in northern Japan yesterday as authorities announced that nearly 600 people had been injured by massive earthquakes and 60 aftershocks over the past three days.
Strong aftershocks rocked Japan's northern island of Hokkaido early Saturday, as residents set about sweeping up broken dishes and retrieving water from supply trucks a day after a major earthquake hit the area.
B>KUSHIRO (Japan):/BA series of powerful earthquakes shook the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido early yesterday, injuring more than 400, causing widespread damage and blackouts and prompting officials to issue tidal wave warnings.
THE Chinese government will allocate special funds for rebuilding all mosques demolished or seriously damaged in the major tremor that hit the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region early this year, local authorities said yesterday.
B>NANGO (Japan):/BThousands of people returned home from shelters in northern Japan yesterday as aftershocks dwindled following Saturday's three strong earthquakes that injured more than 420 people and damaged hundreds of houses.