Some doctors in the Japanese city of Suzu cannot get to work because of road damage caused by the earthquake. People injured in the incident are waiting for treatment in hospital. The facility’s authorities said the hospital was operating using a backup generator due to a power outage, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported.
On Monday in the middle Japan an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 occurred. More than 36,000 households are without electricity in Ishikawa and Toyama prefectures. In Japan, South Korea, North Korea and Russia Tsunami warnings have been issued.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida told a news conference that authorities were still assessing the extent of the damage and that residents needed to prepare for further shocks. – Residents must be vigilant, further tremors are possible. I call on residents of areas where tsunami waves are expected to evacuate as quickly as possible, Kishida said.
The injured are taken to hospital, doctors cannot go to work
The effects of the earthquake were strongly felt by the inhabitants of the city of Suzu, located in Ishikawa Prefecture. The city’s authorities told CNN that buildings and roads were destroyed as a result of the earthquake. There are also reports of injuries. According to NHK, local police received several reports of people trapped in their homes.
According to health officials in the city of Suzu, some doctors are unable to get to work because of damaged roads, and people injured by the earthquake are waiting in hospital for treatment.
Photos and videos of huge cracks on roads in western Japan have appeared on social media. They make transport and travel difficult.
Hospital authorities in Suzu said the facility was using a backup generator due to a power outage, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported.
According to the station, medical staff from another hospital in the city of Wajima are treating patients in the parking lot.
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