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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Japan confirms deaths of 24 foreigners in March 11 quake, tsunami

Via Japan Today :

" TOKYO : Japan has confirmed the deaths of 24 foreigners in the massive March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit eastern and northeastern Japan, while several dozen others remain missing, a senior Foreign Ministry official said Monday.

The ministry has so far listed the dead as nationals of China, Canada, South and North Korea, Pakistan, the Philippines and the United States, while police have asked families of those unaccounted for via diplomatic missions in Tokyo to submit DNA samples for identification of the bodies, the official said.

The missing foreigners include nationals of China, South Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam, he added."

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