Japan earthquake: Rescuers in 'race against time' as storm hits

April 16, 2016 3:08 PM

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Rescuers are in a "race against time" to find survivors of a powerful earthquake amid forecasts of heavy rain and cold overnight, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has warned.

Mr Abe admitted rescue operations throughout the night in the Kyushu region "will be extremely difficult".

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