Death toll from latest Japan quake jumps to 18: officials

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KUMAMOTO, Japan: The toll from a second powerful quake in southern Japan jumped to 18 on Saturday, officials said, adding to nine killed earlier.

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“Sixteen more people were killed after the second powerful quake,” said Mariko Kuramitsu, an official from Kumamoto prefecture. Separately, a university announced the death of two of its students. AFP

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