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By Mari Yamaguchi And Ken Moritsugu The Associated Press

Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 3, knocks over walls

TOKYO — A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around metropolitan Osaka in western Japan on Monday, killing at least three people and injuring more than 300.

A 9-year-old girl was killed by a falling concrete wall at her school, and the two other fatalities were men in their 80s.