Search This Blog

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Over 28,000 dead or missing in Japan disaster

Via NHK News :

" More than 28,000 people have died or are missing following the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan's northeast coast on March 11th.

The National Police Agency says that as of 9 PM on Monday, 11,004 people had been confirmed dead and 17,339 listed as missing. Police have identified 8,030 of the bodies.

The largest number of deaths --- 6,692 --- has been reported in Miyagi Prefecture, with 3,264 dead in Iwate and 990 in Fukushima.

Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima are the prefectures hardest-hit by the quake and tsunami.

The number of confirmed deaths in Fukushima is low because search operations have been suspended in areas 20 kilometers from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant."

No comments:

Post a Comment