Three people including a nine-year-old girl are killed in 6.1 magnitude Japanese earthquake that also injures 200s

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Three people have been killed and more than 210 people injured after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck Osaka prefecture, west Japan on Monday morning.A nine-year-old girl died on her way to school when a wall collapsed over her, while the other fatalities have been reported as two men in their 80s.The quake destroyed buildings, created sinkholes in roads and set off scattered fires in metropolitan Osaka, Japan’s second-largest city.The Japanese Fire and Disaster Management Agency said 214 people were treated for injuries in hospital, most of them in Osaka city.Osaka officials did not give details, but injuries reported in Kyoto and three other neighbouring regions were all minor.The nine-year-old girl has been named as Rina Miyake, who was knocked down by a falling concrete wall as she walked by at her primary school in Takatsuki, Osaka prefecture.NHK public television aired footage showing the collapsed upper half of the high wall, which was cheerfully painted with trees, flowers and blue sky.The structure was old and made of concrete blocks — a known risk in earthquakes – and Takatsuki mayor Takeshi Hamada has apologised over her death.A man in his 80s died in the collapse of a concrete wall in Osaka city, and an 84-year-old man in nearby Ibaraki died after a bookshelf fell on top of him at home, according to city officials.

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