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Japan:Nearly 24,000 dead or missing in March disaster

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Laaska News  May 29,2011

The number of dead or missing in the March 11th earthquake and tsunami, including aftershocks, stands at 23,795 as of Sunday.

The National Police Agency says 15,269 people have been confirmed dead, while 8,526 remain unaccounted for.

Miyagi Prefecture has the most deaths at 9,121, followed by Iwate with 4,501 and Fukushima with 1,583.

About 86 percent of the victims, or 13,189 people, have been identified.

Meanwhile, 102,501 evacuees are still living in temporary shelters, mainly in Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima prefectures.

NHK.

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